Participants learn to facilitate ongoing NAMI Family Support Groups for family
members/loved ones of someone living with a mental illness. The FSG model offers a set of key
structures and group processes for facilitators to use in common support group scenarios.
These structures come with clear guidelines to follow. Used together, they encourage full group
participation in support group meetings. These structures are comfortable for both seasoned and
less experienced facilitators because they help support group function well in most every situation.
By taking this facilitator
training you are committing to co-facilitate a support group for a minimum of two (2) years in
coordination with your local NAMI affiliate. You will be required to provide your affiliate with
specific attendance data for reporting to National NAMI Education Data tracking.
NAMI Washington will pay for meals, snacks, lodging and
all training materials. Your NAMI affiliate is asked to cover your travel and other expenses that
you may incur to attend this training. Lodging will be at a nearby hotel, and is double occupancy.
If you require single occupancy, arrangements will need to be made prior to attendance by the
attendee and there will be additional costs which will be the responsibility of the attendee.
In order to reserve a space at the training, a $50 refundable registration deposit from your
affiliate is required at the time of registration.
If you need to cancel after being accepted,
notify the NAMI Washington staff, no later than a week before the training so we can fill
your spot, or your affiliate will lose its $50 registration deposit.
Cancelled spots are filled with applications from the waiting list for the class,
not by sending another affiliate member.