NAMI'S FREE FAMILY-TO-FAMILY 12-WEEK EDUCATION COURSE
FALL 2013 - WEEKLY CLASSES: THURSDAY EVENINGS 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
SEPTEMBER 5 THRU NOVEMBER 21
LAURIE HUSKE 847-695-7957 or CATHY REIF 630-365-6689
WHERE: PRESENCE ST. JOSPEH HOSPITAL, ST. FRANCIS ROOM, main level
CALL TODAY! REGISTRATION REQUIRED & CLASSES LIMITED TO 20 FILL QUICKLY
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FAMILY-TO-FAMILY EDUCATION SUBJECTS;
BIPOLAR DISORDER - SCHIZOPHRENIA - SCHIZOAFFECTIVE DISORDER
BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER - ANXIETY DISORDER
PANIC DISSORDER, OCD
CO-OCCURRING BRAIN DISORDERS AND ADDICTIVE DISORDERS
POST-TRAUMANIC STRESS DISORDER
SELF-CARE, EMPATHY, PROBLEM SOLVING, REHABILITATION
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HISTORY OF NAMI FAMILY-TO-FAMILY EDUCATION
In April, 1993, NAMI Illinois (one of six states) adopted the
Journey of Hope Education Program. The name was changed to NAMI
FAMILY-TO-FAMILY EDUCATION PROGRAM in 1998. Today, 49 states
offer NAMI'S FTF free 12-week education program to families who have
loved ones with mental illness.
NAMI's FTF Education Program, written by Joyce C. Burland, Ph.D.,
clinical psychologist and family member, has received national acclaim
for this remarkable education in mental illness program. Many graduates
of Family-to-Family Education in Kane County and throughout the nation
have told us that there lives have been changed through the 12-week
series of in-depth classes. More than 350,00 family members have
benefited since 1993.
NAMI Kane County completed its first 12-week course in Spring,
1994. Since that time, NAMI KC trained teachers have taught more than
16 - 12-week courses.
Further information on NAMI's Peer-to-Peer consumer-led education is
available by calling Guy at 847-683-2371. NAMI Kane County is looking for
additional consumer mentors. If you are a consumer in recovery and interested
in co-leading a 9-week (2 hrs./wk) education course and earning a stipend,
please call Guy or: 847-426-4594.
IN OUR OWN VOICE - PRESENTATIONS
Guy and Joyce presented the "In Our Own Voice" Program to a NAMI
audience in April, 2010. They are looking forward to presenting their program
to many organizations in Kane County. To inquire, call Guy at 847-683-2371.
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