EDUCATION CLASSES FOR FAMILY MEMBERS AND FRIENDS
“There is a great dynamic in being with people who are living through the same situation as yourself. When coupled with all the genuinely useful information that NAMI has compiled…it is a life-changing experience.”
–NAMI Family-to-Family Participant
E-mail Kristen.Duda.NAMINOVA@gmail.com with the subject “Family Programs” and include your contact information to receive e-mail announcements about upcoming programs in the Northern Virginia area.
In June 2013, NAMI Northern Virginia received a grant from The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia's "Loudoun Impact Fund" to expand programming for parents of young children living with mental illness. The grant will allow us to offer 'NAMI Basics' in Loudoun County.
Basics is a series of six, 2.5 hour classes offering support and education for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents living with behavioral, mental or emotional challenges. In addition, a new Family Support Group in Loudoun, for parents of young children, will be launched in the coming months.
Please check back for exact dates and more information, or email us at NAMINorthernVA@gmail.com to sign up for our email list and receive the latest program announcements. Information on other programs in Northern Virginia can be found at www.nami-northernvirginia.org.
Click here to see The Community Foundation's press release.
Many thanks to The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia and the Loudoun Impact Fund for supporting this work!
NAMI FAMILY-TO-FAMILY EDUCATION COURSE
What is the NAMI Family-to-Family Program?
Family-to-Family (F2F) is a series of 12 weekly classes structured to help family members and caregivers understand and support individuals with serious mental illness while maintaining their own well being. All instruction and course materials are offered FREE for class participants. The class is facilitated by a team of trained NAMI family member volunteers who know what it's like to have a loved one struggling with one of these brain disorders.
Learn More about NAMI Family-to-Family
How do I sign up for a NAMI Family-to-Family class?
E-mail Kristen.Duda.NAMINOVA@gmail.com with the subject “Family to Family” and include your contact information to receive e-mail announcements about upcoming classes in the Northern Virginia area. Program dates will also be announced on our website homepage.
To search all Family-to-Family classes in Virginia, click here.
NAMI BASICS EDUCATION COURSE
What is the NAMI Basics program?
Basics is a 6-session educational course for parents and caregivers of children and teens with behavioral, mental or emotional challenges. Basics allows families to support one another while learning to navigate the evaluation and treatment process. It is not necessary that the child have received a specific diagnosis for a parent to participate in the program. The class is facilitated by trained NAMI parents who have children with mental illness.
Learn More about NAMI Basics
How do I sign up for a NAMI Basics class?
E-mail Kristen.Duda.NAMINOVA@gmail.com with the subject “Basics” and include your contact information to receive e-mail announcements about upcoming classes in the Northern Virginia area. Program dates will also be announced on our website homepage.
NAMI FAMILY SUPPORT GROUPS
Family Support Groups take place throughout the Northern Virginia area and provide emotional support and resources to family members/caregivers/partners of people with mental illness.
See our Family Support Groups page for more information.
NAMI CONTACTS for Family-to-Family, Basics, and Family Support Groups:
For general inquiries about NAMI Family Programs, contact the NAMI National office at email@example.com or 800-950-6264 or 703-524-7600.
For Family Program Facilitator training schedule or information, go to NAMI Virginia's page or contact NAMI Virginia’s Director of Programs: Sarah Eisenman at firstname.lastname@example.org
For local program information, contact NAMI-Northern Virginia’s Program Director: Kristen Duda at Kristen.Duda.NAMINOVA@gmail.com
For more information or to become a member, visit NAMI-Northern Virginia’s homepage.