leader training

NAMI Oklahoma offers training for people interested in becoming teachers in NAMI’s signature programs, including NAMI Family-To-Family,

NAMI Basics, NAMI Homefront, Connection Recovery

Support Group, and Family Support Group.

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family-to-family

NAMI Family-to-Family is an evidence-based program for families, partners and friends of people with mental health conditions. The course is designed to help participants gain a better understanding of mental health conditions, improve their coping skills and empower them to advocate for their loved one.

Who can teach the course?

  • Any adult (18+) who has or had a family member with a mental health condition may apply to become a teacher. 

  • All potential teachers are screened to determine whether the opportunity is a good fit for them and for the organization. 

  • NAMI Family-to-Family teachers attend an intensive 3-day training to become certified. 

  • All teachers must be members of NAMI and teach a minimum of two course cycles of NAMI Family-to-Family.

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Family to Family Facilitator Training

September 25-26, 2021

SAT: 8:30 AM- 5:00 PM

SUN: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Register here!

Registration closes on September 17th

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There are currently no trainings scheduled. Check back regularly for updates or subscribe to our newsletter to get the latest announcements straight to your inbox!

Who can teach the course?

  • Any adult who has been a parent or primary family caregiver to a person who experienced symptoms of a mental health condition before the age of 13. The child doesn’t need to have been diagnosed before age 13, and it doesn’t matter how old they are now. 

  • All potential teachers are screened to determine whether the opportunity is a good fit for them and for the organization. 

  • NAMI Basics teachers participate in an intensive 2-day training to become certified. 

  • All teachers must be members of NAMI and  teach a minimum of two course cycles of NAMI Basics.

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BASICS

NAMI Basics is for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents who have either been diagnosed with a mental health condition or who are experiencing symptoms. NAMI Basics is an adaptation of NAMI Family-to-Family.

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homefront

NAMI Homefront is for families, partners and friends of military service members and veterans designed to help family members understand mental health conditions and improve their ability to support their service members. 

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There are currently no trainings scheduled. Check back regularly for updates or subscribe to our newsletter to get the latest announcements straight to your inbox!

Who can teach the course?

  • Any family member, partner or caregiver of a Service Member or Veteran experiencing mental health symptoms may apply to become a NAMI Homefront teacher. 

  • All potential teachers are screened to determine whether the opportunity is a good fit for the individual and for the organization. 

  • NAMI Homefront teachers attend an intensive 2-day training to become certified. 

  • All teachers must be members of NAMI and teach a minimum of two course cycles of NAMI Homefront.

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There are currently no trainings scheduled. Check back regularly for updates or subscribe to our newsletter to get the latest announcements straight to your inbox!

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in our own voice

NAMI In Our Own Voice is a presentation designed for the general public. It provides insight into what it’s like to experience a mental health condition. 

Who can teach the course?

  • Any adult in recovery with a mental health condition may apply to be trained. 

  • All potential presenters are screened to determine whether the opportunity is a good fit for the individual and for the organization. 

  • Prospective presenters attend an intensive training to become certified. 

  • All presenters must be members of NAMI and participate in a minimum of two NAMI In Our Own Voice presentations.

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Family Support Group Facilitator Training

August 28th- August 29th

8:30 AM-5:00 PM

Register here!

Registration closes on August 20th

family support
groups

Who can facilitate a group?

  • Any family member of a person who is experiencing or has experienced a mental health condition may apply to become a NAMI Family Support Group facilitator. 

  • All potential leaders are screened to determine whether the opportunity is a good fit for the individual and for the organization. 

  • Prospective leaders attend an intensive 2-day training to become certified. 

  • All facilitators must be members of NAMI and commit to a minimum of one year of service.​

NAMI Family Support Group is for adult friends and family members (18+) of people with mental health conditions. Participants gain support from peers who understand their experience and gain insight into others’ challenges and successes. Group leaders follow a flexible structure, and does not recommend or endorse any medications or therapies. 

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Connection Recovery Facilitator Training

October 16th- October 17th

8:00 AM- 5:30 PM

Register here!

Registration closes on October 8th

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Connection recovery 
Support groups

NAMI Connection is for adults (18+) with mental health conditions. NAMI Connection Facilitators are uniquely qualified to lead support groups because they are going through their own recovery process. By utilizing NAMI-trained support group methods, they empathize with and encourage those who are just beginning the journey to a renewed life. A NAMI Connection Facilitator ensures that the group shares responsibility for maintaining guidelines, sustains clear participant boundaries, clarifies goals, and reinforces communication skills that encourage group participation

Who can facilitate a group?

  • Any adult (18+) that identifies with a mental health condition may apply to become a NAMI Family Support Group facilitator. 

  • They are at a point in their own recovery that they are able to
    “give back” to others.

  • All potential leaders are screened to determine whether the opportunity is a good fit for the individual and for the organization. 

  • Prospective leaders attend an intensive 2-day training to become certified. 

  • All facilitators must be members of NAMI and commit to a minimum of one year of service.

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