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Family to Family

FamtoFam

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people living with mental illness. It is a designated evidenced-based program. Research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to an individual living with a mental health condition.

The course is taught by trained family members, and all instruction and course materials are free to class participants. More than 300,000 family members have graduated from this national program

The course includes:

  • Current information about schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder (manic depression), panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, borderline personality disorder, and co-occurring brain disorders and addictive disorders, as well as information about medications, side effects, and strategies for medication adherence
  • Research related to the biology of brain disorders and the evidence-based, most effective treatments to promote recovery
  • Gaining empathy by understanding the experience of a person with mental illness, including workshops for problem solving, listening, and communication techniques, as well as strategies strategies for handling crises and relapse
  • A focus on care for the caregiver, including coping with worry, stress, and emotional overload; guidance on finding appropriate supports and services within the community; and information on advocacy initiatives designed to improve and expand services.

Courses

Kansas City (Register by email)
Start Date: Monday, June 11, 2018
End Date:  Monday, August 27, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Research Psychiatric Center, 2323 E 63rd Street, Kansas City 64130
Notes: Registration is required for this free, 12-session course. To register, email Cathy Simonds at simondscat@gmail.com.

St. Louis – North County (NAMI St. Louis course) Register here
Start Date:  Monday, August 27,  2018
End Date:  Monday, November 12, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: New Horizon Christian Church, 206 Emerling Drive, St. Louis, MO 63121
Note: This free, 12-session course will run for 12 consecutive Monday evenings. The registration link redirects you to the NAMI St. Louis affiliate website

Festus(NAMI St. Louis course) Register here
Start Date:  Monday, August 27, 2018
End Date:  Monday, November 19, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Mercy Hospital Jefferson (Conference Room C) 1400 US-61, Festus, MO 63028
Note: Class meets on Monday evenings for 12 weeks. No class on Labor Day. The registration link redirects you to NAMI St. Louis affiliate website.

Hazelwood (NAMI St. Louis course) Register here
Start Date: Wednesday, August 29,  2018
End Date:  
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Time: 
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Location:
 Walter’s Walk, 737 Dunn Road, Hazelwood, MO 63042
Note: This free, 12-session course will run for 12 consecutive Wednesday evenings. Registration link redirects you to NAMI St. Louis affiliate website.

St. Peters (NAMI St. Louis course) Register here 
Start Date: Monday, August 27,  2018
End Date:  Monday, November 12, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Location: Grace United Church of Christ, 8326 Mexico Rd, St Peters
Note: This free, 12-session course will run for 12 consecutive Monday evenings. Registration link redirects you to NAMI St. Louis affiliate website.

Kirkwood (NAMI St. Louis course) Register here 
Start Date: Tuesday, August 28, 2018
End Date:  Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Location: Diversified Health & Wellness, 11042 Manchester Rd, Kirkwood
Note: This free, 12-session course will run for 12 consecutive Tuesday evenings. Registration link redirects you to NAMI St. Louis affiliate website.

St. Louis (NAMI St. Louis course) Register here
Start Date: Monday, August 27,  2018
End Date:  Monday, November 19, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Hyland Center,HETC Conference Room, 10020 Kennerly Road, St. Louis, MO 63128
Note: Free class meets on Monday evenings for 12 weeks. Registration link redirects you to NAMI St. Louis affiliate website

Clayton (NAMI St. Louis course)Register here
Start Date: Wednesday, August 29,  2018
End Date:  Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Location: Clayton Behavioral (Lower Level) 9890 Clayton Road, St. Louis, MO 63124
Note: Free class meets on Wednesday evenings for 12 weeks. Registration link redirects you to NAMI St. Louis affiliate website

Elsberry (NAMI St. Louis course) Register here
Start Date: Wednesday, August 29,  2018
End Date:  Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: The Armory, 105 S. 3rd St., Elsberry, MO 63343
Note: Free class meets on Wednesday evenings for 12 weeks. Registration link redirects you to NAMI St. Louis affiliate website

Clayton (NAMI St. Louis course) Register here
Start Date: Thursday, August 30, 2018
End Date:  Thursday, November 15, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Location: First Congregational Church (1st Floor Parlor),6501 Wydown Boulevard, Clayton, MO 63105
Note: Free class meets on Thursday evenings for 12 weeks. Registration link redirects you to NAMI St. Louis affiliate website

Kansas City (Register by email)
Start Date: Tuesday, September 4, 2018
End Date:  Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Tri-County Mental Health, 3100 NE 83rd Street, Kansas City 64119
Notes: Registration is required for this free, 12-session course. To register, call Bob at (816) 419-9669 or email

Creve Coeur (NAMI St. Louis course) Register here
Start Date: Tuesday, September 4, 2018
End Date:  Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Mercy Hospital Behavioral Health (Cafeteria), 12125 Conway Rd, Creve Coeur, MO 63141
Note: Free class meets on Tuesday evenings for 12 weeks. Registration link redirects you to NAMI St. Louis affiliate website


Teacher Training (advanced)

Family to Family Teacher Training

Description:

Start date/ time: Friday, July 13, 2018 at 9:00 am
End date/ time Time: Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm
Location: Best Western Plus Capital Inn, 1937 Christy Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65101
Application Deadline: June 15, 2018

To apply: Complete the NAMI Missouri Family to Family Teacher Training Application

Notes: Participants may arrive on Friday morning or the Thursday night before the training begins. Please be sure to let us know when you plan to arrive at least a month before the training start date in order to ensure we have your hotel accommodations secured.

About the Training: This training is for family members of individuals living with mental illness who have taken the Family to Family course and would like to become certified to teach it. The training is provided at no cost with expenses paid through a contract with the Missouri Department of Mental Health.

About the Family to Family program NAMI Family to Family is a free, 12-session educational program for friends and family members of  individuals living with mental illness. Additional information is available on the NAMI Missouri Family to Family program page or the National Family to Family program page.

Questions? Contact Sonya Baumgartner, Director of Family education, at sonya@namimissouri.org.

We are sorry but registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.


Recent Courses

St. Louis – Registration closed |Registro cerrado
Family to Family in Spanish | Familia a Familia en Español
Start Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 | Fecha de inicio: miércoles, 16 de mayo de 2018
End Date:  Wednesday, August 1, 2018 | Fecha de finalización: miércoles, 1 de agosto de 2018
Time/ Hora: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 

Location/ Ubicación: Our Lady of Guadalupe,17 Hawkesbury Drive, St. Louis, MO 63121 
Note: This free course will run for 12 consecutive Wednesday evenings.
Nota: Este curso gratuito durará 12 noches consecutivas de miércoles.
For more information/ Para mas informacion contacte:
Leslie Hernandez, 314-537-3798, hdez39@yahoo.com / Rafael Hernandez, 314-229-6993, guania46@yahoo.com

Farmington – Registration closed
Start Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018
End Date: Thursday, May 24, 2018
Number of  sessions: 12
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location:  Life Center for Independent Living, 725 Karsch Blvd., Farmington, Mo 
Notes: This free, 12-session course runs for 12 consecutive Thursdays from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.
Belton – Registration closed
Start Date: Monday, March 5, 2018
End Date: Monday, June 4, 2018
Number of  sessions: 12
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location:  LifeQuest Church, 1400 N. Scott Ave., Belton, Mo
Notes: This free, 12-session course runs for 12 consecutive Mondays from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.

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