Teacher & Facilitator Training

Are you interested in serving as a volunteer teacher or facilitator? Please join us for our next Annual Training and receive free training, meals, and overnight accommodations.

Click here to volunteer if you’re unsure how you can contribute, but still want to!

Our most recent IOOV Training took place in January, 2017.

In Our Own Voice is a unique public education presentation, in which 2 speakers share their compelling personal stories of living with mental illness and achieving recovery.  Each presentation lasts anywhere from 60-90 minutes and will include a short video, personal testimony, and a Q&A that allows for honest and open dialogue.

Requirements and Commitments:

  • Willing and able to undergo the 2 day training
  • Agree to adhere to fidelity of the NAMI IOOV presentation model at all times
  • Make a commitment to perform at least 6 presentations per year
  • Work with the NAMI program director to identify potential new presentation sites, on outreach, recruitment and record keeping
  • Maintain a NAMI membership
  • Have personal experience with mental health challenges
  • Have reached a comfortable place in recovery
  • An ability to read or to compensate for reading challenges with accommodations

For more information or to register, call 802-876-7949 x102

 

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group Facilitators

Our most recent Connection Facilitator Training took place in May, 2017.
Congratulations to our graduates!

Goal: Establish a new support group in your area if it is underserved and to sustain the groups that already take place.

NAMI Connection facilitators are trained NAMI leaders who facilitate weekly 90-minute Recovery Support Group meetings. 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 recovery process. They 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 Attend: Individuals who have personal experience with mental health challenges and have reached a comfortable place in recovery. Participants should have attended the Connection Support Group meetings and agree to adhere to the NAMI Connection Support Group model.

Facilitators needed: Northern, Central, Southern

 

About CSG

 

NAMI Family-to-Family Teacher Training

Next Training: Autumn, 2017

A Family-to-Family Teacher provides the delivery of the evidence based 12-week NAMI Family-to-Family curriculum to other family members who have a loved one with a mental illness. You will share information about major mental illnesses, with a focus on the emotional reactions of family members who have a loved one who is ill and teach coping skills such as handling crisis and relapse; basic information about medications; listening and communication techniques; problem-solving skills; recovery and rehabilitation; and self-care around worry and stress.

What are the Requirements?

  • Complete the Family-to-Family teacher training and receive certification
  • Have a family member, who lives with a mental illness
  • Have reached a comfortable place in your loved one’s recovery from serious mental illness, and are able to sustain yourself through the emotional turbulence that may arise in the class
  • Adhere to the NAMI Family-to-Family model
  • Commitment to co-teach the class for 12 consecutive weeks
  • Maintain confidentiality of participants
  • Maintain NAMI membership during commitment
  • Work with the Program Director on outreach, recruitment and record keeping

To register for the Teacher Training:

About F2F

 

NAMI Family Support Group Facilitators

Training dates TBD.

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 Attend: 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: Throughout the state including: Middlebury, Bennington, Springfield, Morrisville, White River Junction            About FSG

 

Mental Illness and Recovery Workshop Teacher Training

Training dates TBD.

Mental Illness and Recovery is a free, one-day workshop for families, peers, and community members who want to learn more about mental illness and recovery. Teachers should have a connection with NAMI Vermont, be comfortable reading aloud and sharing “your story”, be available on a Saturday 2-3 times a year, and have transportation to travel to scheduled workshops.

Teachers needed in: Northern, Central, and Southern Vermont        About MIR

 

 

NAMI Provider Education Teachers

Training Dates TBD

NAMI Provider Education Program offers 15-hours of in-service training to line staff at public mental health agencies and other organizations who work directly with individuals who are affected by mental illness. The teaching team consists of five-members that include family members, individuals living with mental health challenges and a mental health provider who is either a family member or individual in recovery. Teachers share their personal experience with the participants and read a scripted curriculum.

Who Should Attend: Returning teachers who need a refresher, current Connection and Family Support Group facilitators, NAMI program teachers, and mental health professionals who are either family members or living with a mental health challenge.

Teachers needed in: Northern, Central, and Southern Vermont

About PE

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.