Visions for Tomorrow
Visions for Tomorrow is a workshop course taught by family members of adolescents with mental illness to other like family members. The course addresses the needs of younger families in dealing with children and adolescents with mental illness. Topics include types of mental illnesses and emotional disorders as well as instruction on coping skills, dealing with schools, and medication.
Tailored for direct, primary caregivers of children and adolescents with brain disorders, Visions addresses 17 different disorders such as ADD/ADHD, depression, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, anxiety disorders, and schizophrenia and methods used to treat these disorders.
This nationally recognized curriculum, which NAMI Texas has shared with 31 states, also offers young family caregivers education in accessing school services, IDEA, and other resources available. Also included are skills-building workshops in communication, problem management, coping, self-care, rehabilitation, transition, the recovery cycl, advocacy, and a support group component.
Visions for Tomorrow classes are now scheduled or are being offered at the following Texas locations:
- NAMI Gulf Coast
October 25th, October 27th, November 1st, and November 3rd
Christ Lutheran Church
86 Plantation Ct.
- NAMI Dallas
September 8th-October 27th
CoAmerica Bank Building
6510 Abrams Road, Suite 568
- NAMI Metro Houston
Grace Presbyterian Church
To register for Visions for Tomorrow, please contact:
Pennie Hall, Program Coordinator
(512) 693-2000, ext. 108
The VFT class is 2-2.5 hours per class, following an 8-10 week or weekend format. There is no charge to families who take this class.
Visions for Tomorrow Professional In-Service
Visions for Tomorrow Professional In-Service is similar in format to the course for caregivers of children and adolescents, but it is designed to address the needs of those who work with children such as teachers and other school specialists, mental health care workers, foster care professionals, churches, etc. This program is 6-8 hours.
Visions for Tomorrow is also available in Spanish.