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Family to Family

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 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.

Family to Family Courses

Kansas City Register here
Dates: Tuesdays, Jan. 7 – Mar. 24, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location:
Tri-County MHS, 3100 NE 83rd St., Kansas City, MO 64119
Questions? Contact Bob @ 816-419-9669 or via email at FTFNorth@gmail.com.
Notes: This free, 12-session course will run for twelve consecutive Tuesdays. Registration is required.
Course Flyer (click to view or download): Kansas City – Family to Family 2020
Joplin Register here
Dates: Sundays, Jan. 12 – March 29, 2020 @ 1:30 – 4:00 pm
Location:
Peace Lutheran Church, 3100 North St. Louis Ave., Joplin, MO 64801
Notes: This free, 12-session course will run for twelve consecutive Sundays. Registration is required.
Questions? Contact NAMI Joplin at 417-781-6462 or via email at namijoplin@cable1.net
Course Flyer (click to view or download): Joplin – Family to Family 2020
Lee’s Summit – Registration not yet open
Dates: Mondays, March 2 – May 18, 2020 @ 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Location:
ReDiscover Mental Health, 1555 NE Rice Rd, Lees Summit, MO 64086


Teacher Training

The 2020 NAMI Family to Family Teacher Training will be held Fri., July 10 – Sun., July 12, 2020

2020 Family To Family Teacher Training
Date/ time: Friday, July 10, 2020 at 9:00 am – Sunday, July 12, 2020 at 2:00 pm
Location: Best Western Plus Capital Inn, 1937 Christy Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65101
Application Deadline: Friday, June 12, 2020
Note: Additional information and application instructions will be available on the 2020 Family To Family Teacher Training Event Page.

Teacher resources


Closed/ Past 2019 NAMI Missouri Statewide Family to Family courses

Kansas City – Registration Closed
Dates: Tuesday, Sept. 3 – Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019 Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Tri-County Mental Health Services, 3100 NE 83rd St. Kansas City, Mo
Questions? Contact Bob @ 816-419-9669 or via email at FTFNorth@gmail.com.
Course Flyer: Kansas City Family to Family Fall 2019

Liberty – Registration Closed
Dates: Tuesdays, Sept.  3 – Nov. 19, 2019 Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Liberty Area Chamber of Commerce Conf. (Room 1170) W Kansas St., Liberty, MO
Questions? Contact Natalie @ 816-792-5047 or via email at natobannon@juno.com.
Course Flyer (click to view or download): 2019 FTF Flyer – Liberty

Kansas City – Registration closed
Dates: Tuesday, June 4 – Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019 Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Research Psychiatric Center, 2323 E 63rd St. Kansas City, Mo 64130
Questions? Contact Cathy Simonds @ 816-786-5213 or via email at simondscat@gmail.com.
Course Flyer: (click to view or download): Kansas City FTF Spring 2019

Cape Girardeau Registration closed
Dates: Thursday, May 2 – Thursday, July 11, 2019 Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: St. James AME, 516 North St., Cape Girardeau
Course Flyer: (click to view or download): Flyer – Cape Girardeau FTF Spring 2019

Springfield – Registration closed
Dates: Saturday, March 30 – Saturday, May 4, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Macedonia Baptist Church, 3110 W Sunshine St, Springfield, MO 65807
Questions? Contact NAMI Southwest Missouri at 417-864-7119 or via email at nami@namiswmo.com.
Course Flyer: (click to view or download): Flyer – Springfield FTF Spring 2019

NAMI Joplin – Joplin Registration closed
Dates: Saturday, February 23 – Saturday, March 30, 2019 Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (1 hour lunch break)
Location: Peace Lutheran Church, 3100 North St. Louis Ave., Joplin, MO 64801
Questions? Contact NAMI Joplin at 417-781-6462 or via email at namijoplin@cable1.net


Closed/ Past 2019 NAMI St. Louis Family to Family courses

NAMI St. Louis – Creve Coeur (Registration closed)
Wed. Jan. 2 – Wed. March 20, 2019 @ 6:30-9pm
Mercy Behavioral Health, 12125 Conway Road, Creve Coeur

NAMI St. Louis – Wentzville Register here 
Tues. Jan. 8 – Tues. March 26, 2019 @ 6:30-9pm
New Creation Presbyt. Church, 5 W Pearce Blvd., Wentzville

NAMI St. Louis – Festus (Jefferson Co.) Register here 
Tues. Jan. 22 – Tues. April 9, 2019 @ @ 6:30-9pm
Mercy Jefferson Hospital Rm. C&D 1400 US-61, Festus

NAMI St. Louis – Sappington Register here 
Mon. Jan. 21 – Mon. April 8 @ 6:30-9pm
Hyland – HETC, 10020 Kennerly Rd, STL

NAMI St. Louis – St. Peters (St. Charles Co.) Register here 
Mon. Jan. 28 – Mon. April 15 @ 7- 9:30pm
Grace United Church of Christ, 8326 Mexico Road, St. Peters

NAMI St. Louis – Kirkwood Register here 
Mon. Feb. 18 – Mon. May 6 @ 6:30-9pm
Diversified Health & Wellness Center, 11042 Manchester Rd, Kirkwood

NAMI St. Louis – Hazelwood Register here 
Wed. Feb. 20 – Wed. May 8 @ 6:30-9pm
Walter’s Walk, 737 Dunn Rd, Hazelwood

NAMI St. Louis – Clayton Register here 
Thurs. Feb.21 – Thurs. May 9 @ 7-9:30pm
1st Cong. Church – 1st Floor Parlor, 6501 Wydown Blvd., Clayton

NAMI St. Louis – Elsberry (Lincoln Co.) Register here 
Mon. Feb. 25 – Mon. May 13 @ 7-9:30pm
The Armory, 105 South 3rd Street, Elsberry

NAMI St. Louis – Normandy Registration closed.
Mon. March 4 – Mon. May 20 @ 6:30-9pm
Murchison Tabernacle CME Church,7629 Natural Bridge Rd, St. Louis

NAMI St. Louis – Troy Registration Closed
Mon., August 26 – Mon., October 21, 2019 @ 7:00 – 9:30 pm
Evangelical Presbyterian in Christ Church (EPIC), 651 Boone Street, Troy
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NAMI St. Louis – Hazelwood Registration Closed
Mondays, Aug. 26 – Oct. 21, 2019 Time: 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Walter’s Walk, 737 Dunn Road, Hazelwood, MO 63042 Download Flyer

NAMI St. Louis – St. Louis Registration Closed
Wednesdays, Aug. 28 – Nov. 13, 2019 @ 7:00 – 9:30 pm
Diversified Health & Wellness, 11042 Manchester Road, St. Louis, MO 63122

NAMI St. Louis – St. Charles Registration Closed
Wednesdays, Aug.28 – Nov. 13, 2019 Time: 6:30 – 9:00 pm
St. Charles Engineering & Surveying, Inc., 801 S. Fifth Street, St. Charles, MO 63301 Download Flyer

NAMI St. Louis – St. Louis  Registration Closed
Thursdays, Aug. 29 Nov. 14, 2019 @ 7:00 – 9:30 pm
First Congregational Church (Wydown Entrance), 6501 Wydown, St. Louis Download Flyer

NAMI St. Louis – St. Louis  Registration Closed
Tuesday, September 3 – Tuesday, November 19, 2019 @ 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Hyland Education Center – HETC, 10020 Kennerly Road, St. Louis Download Flyer


2019 NAMI Family to Family Teacher Training

The NAMI Missouri 2019 statewide NAMI Family to Family Teacher Training scheduled for  Friday, May 31 – Sunday, June 2, 2019 in Jefferson City was cancelled and has bene rescheduled for 2020.

NAMI St. Louis, in partnership with NAMI Missouri, hosted a NAMI Family to Family Teacher Training Friday, May 17  – Sunday, May 19, 2019 at the NAMI St. Louis Office (Judevine Conference Room – 2nd Floor), 1810 Craig Road, St. Louis, MO.


2018 Family To Family Teacher Training – Completed
Start date/ time: Friday, July 13, 2018 at 9:00 am
End date/ time: Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm
Location: Best Western Plus Capital Inn, 1937 Christy Drive, Jefferson City
Application Deadline: June 15, 2018
To apply: Complete the Family to Family Teacher Training Application
For more information: Visit the event page.

Past (2018) NAMI Missouri Family to Family courses

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
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 

Kansas City – Registration closed
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
To register, email Cathy Simonds at simondscat@gmail.com.

Ashland (serving Jefferson City & Columbia) Registration closed
Start Date: Tuesday,  Aug. 28, 2018 End Date:  Tuesday, Tues. Nov. 6, 2018 Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Masonic Lodge, 215 E. Broadway, Ashland

Kansas City (Registration closed) 
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: To register, contact Bob at (816) 419-9669 or by email to FTFnorth@gmail.com.

Lee’s Summit (Registration closed)
Start Date: Monday, September 10, 2018 End Date:  Monday, November 26, 2018 Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: ReDiscover, 901 Independence Avenue, Lees Summit, MO 64086
Notes: To register, contact Frank Bair at 816-763-9320 or by email


Past (2018) NAMI St. Louis Family to Family courses

St. Louis -Registration closed |Registro cerrado
Family to Family in Spanish | Familia a Familia en Español
Start Date: Wed., May 16, 2018 | Fecha de inicio: miércoles, 16 de mayo de 2018
End Date:  Wed., 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ladue/ 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

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

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

Creve Coeur (NAMI St. Louis course) Registration closed
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


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