Spring Education and Training

By Laurie Emerson  |  April 17, 2015  |  Featured News

NAMI Vermont is very excited to announce our new spring educational offerings for family members, peers, and professionals.

Connection Support Group Facilitator Training

  • May 16-17, 2015 in Williston
  • Who Should Attend: Individuals who have personal experience with mental health challenges and have reached a comfortable place in recovery who want to lead a group meeting
  • Pre-Register Online ~ Learn more 

Family-to-Family Teacher Training

Family-to-Family Class (12-weeks)

  • St. Johnsbury – begins Sept. 2015
  • Who Should Attend: Family members and friends of individuals living with mental illness
  • Pre-Register Online ~ Learn more 

Mental Illness and Recovery Workshop

  • Milton – May 2
  • Bradford – May 2
  • Bellows Falls – May 2
  • Who Should Attend: Anyone who wants to learn more about mental illness and recovery
  • Pre-Register Online ~ Learn more

Provider Education Course

  • Bennington, UCS – May 29 & June 5
  • Williston – June 19 & 26
  • Who Should Attend: Professionals and staff who work directly with individuals affected by mental illness
  • Register Online ~ Learn more

NAMI Vermont Annual Conference – Pathways to Wellness

  • May 19 – 8:45-4:00 pm – Lake Morey Resort
  • Keynote Presenters include: Dr. James Hudziak, Health Promotion and Illness Prevention in Child Psychiatry and Mary Ellen Copeland, Ph.D.: Wellness Recovery Action Planning
  • Workshops include: Pathways to Housing • Suicide Awareness Training • The Power of Partnership: Inspiring Value Driven Practice • Advance Directives • Navigating Vermont’s Children’s Mental Health and Youth in Transition Systems • Peer Approach to Supported Employment. 
  • Register now ~ Learn more

The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Course is a FREE, evidence-based 12-week course structured to help families and friends of individuals with mental illness understand and support their loved ones while maintaining their own well-being that begins this March. Parents, siblings, spouses, teen-age and adult children and significant others of persons with mental illness should attend. Many family members describe the impact of this program as life changing.

NAMI Vermont’s “Introduction to Mental Illness and Recovery” workshop offers family, friends, peers, and community members a FREE one-day workshop that covers information on bipolar disorder, major depression, schizophrenia/schizoaffective disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, PTSD, and borderline personality disorder. The workshop also covers the components of recovery, evidence based practices available in Vermont and resources and services within our state.

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group meetings are a free, weekly 90-minute recovery support group for people living with mental illness where people learn from one another’s experiences, share coping strategies and offer mutual encouragement and understanding. The groups provide an ongoing opportunity to discuss the challenges of living with mental illness and the techniques for maintaining wellness. All meetings are facilitated by trained NAMI peers living in recovery.

NAMI Family Support Group meetings are a free, monthly 90-minute support group of family and friends of individuals with a mental illness where they can talk frankly about their challenges and help one another through their learned wisdom and coping strategies. Participants are encouraged to share actively in the work of the group. All meetings are facilitated by trained NAMI family members.

The Provider Education class is a 15-hour course designed for professionals who work directly with individuals with mental illness. Participants will attend classes in clinical secondary intervention strategies for family and individuals living with mental illness in their passage from trauma to recovery, plus specific sessions on how to work with peers and families in a collaborative manner. Earn CEUs while taking this class to find out how to improve your skills.

For more information, please feel free to call us at 800-639-6480 x102 or 802-876-7949 x102 or email: program@namivt.org.

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