Program Leadership Training

Are you interested in serving as a volunteer facilitator? Please join us for our next (usually annual) training in each of our support groups and receive training, materials, meals, mileage reimbursement, and overnight accommodations***. Trainings are offered FREE to NAMI Vermont members.

NAMI Vermont offers training to become facilitators in these two support groups:

   

 

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NAMI Family Support Group Facilitator Training

Family Support Group and Connection Support Group Trainers & Facilitators

Next Training: Autumn, 2019 

CLICK HERE to pre-register for the Family Support Group Facilitator Training.

A NAMI Family Support Group facilitator is a trained NAMI leader who leads a 90-minute, monthly Family Support Group.  They play an important role in ensuring that all participants feel welcomed and supported. NAMI facilitators are uniquely qualified to lead support groups because they are going through their own loved one’s recovery process. They can empathize with and encourage those who are just beginning the journey to a renewed life. A NAMI facilitator ensures that the group shares responsibility for maintaining guidelines, sustains clear participant boundaries, clarifies goals, and reinforces communication skills that encourage group participation.

Who Should Train: Family members and friends of individuals living with mental illness. Participants should have attended the Family Support Group meetings and agree to adhere to the NAMI Family Support Group model.

Facilitators needed: Northern, Central, and Southern Vermont

About FSG

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NAMI Connection Peer Support Group Facilitator Training

Training took place June 8-9, 2019 in Rutland

Help establish a new support group in your area if it is under-served with a team of 4+ new facilitators and to sustain the groups that already take place.

NAMI Connection facilitators are trained leaders who facilitate 90-minute Recovery Support Group meetings. Facilitators play an important role in ensuring that all participants feel welcomed and supported. NAMI facilitators are uniquely qualified to lead support groups because they have gone through their own recovery process. They empathize with, and encourage those who may be just beginning the journey.

Who Should Train: Individuals who have personal experience with mental health challenges and have reached a comfortable place in recovery. Participants should attend at least one Connection Support Group meeting and agree to adhere to the NAMI Connection Support Group model. Facilitating these groups requires patience, hard work,  and dedication–but it is definitely worth it!

Facilitators needed: Northern, Central, Southern

About CSG

 

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For more information about the trainings being offered or to receive an application, contact Nick Martin, Program Director at NAMI Vermont – call 800-639-6480 x102 or email: program@namivt.org.

Don’t want to be a facilitator, but still want to “give back?” Click here to volunteer if you’re unsure how you can contribute, but still want to!

***Training and other expenses are covered only for NAMI Vermont members. Those living outside Vermont are welcome, but are expected to cover their own expenses (including training materials). Overnight accommodations can be offered to trainees who live outside a 30-mile radius of the training site. Training sites may vary by year and by training opportunity.