leader training

Across the country, thousands of trained NAMI volunteers bring peer-led programs to a wide variety of community settings, from churches to schools to NAMI Affiliates. With the unique understanding of people with lived experience, these programs and support groups provide outstanding free education, skills training and support. 

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.

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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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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Upcoming Leader Trainings

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. 

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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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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Upcoming Leader Trainings

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. 

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.

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CONTACT US

Have questions? Contact us.

3812 N. Santa Fe, Suite 305

Oklahoma City, OK 73118

info@NAMIOklahoma.org

Toll Free: 1-800-583-1264

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