NAMI Family to Family Education Program
An eight-session course for family members, caregivers and friends of an adult loved one living with a mental health condition. This is a nationally-developed program proven to help families. Research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of class participants. This is a nationally-developed program taught by NAMI-trained family members who have been there, and includes presentations, discussions and interactive sessions. The group setting provides mutual support and shared positive impact. Experience compassion and reinforcement from people who understand your situation. Sharing your own experience may help others in your class. You will learn about: How to solve problems and communicate effectively Taking care of yourself and managing your stress Supporting your loved one with compassion Finding and using local supports and services - Up-to-date information on mental health conditions and how they affect the brain - How to handle a crisis - Current treatment and therapies - The impact of mental health conditions on the entire family (8) Tuesday evenings, March 30 - May 18, 2021 This class will be held in-person at Black Hawk College main campus, 6600 34th Ave, Moline - Building 3, Room 311. Registration is now open: Call Black Hawk College PACE 309-796-8210 or 309-796-8223 Class size is limited to (12) and Rock Island County residents will have first priority. This class is funded by a grant from the Rock Island County Mental Health 708 Board. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.