Family Support Group Facilitator Training Application

Training Location:
Application Deadline: January 1, 1970

Training Schedule:
January 1, 1970
January 1, 1970
NAMI Family Support Groups (FSG) are:
Local meetings of caregivers of individuals with a mental illness where family members can talk frankly about their challenges and help one another through their learned wisdom.

About This Training

Prospective facilitators must have a family member or loved one living with mental illness, and be at least 18 years of age.

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.

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