For more information on NAMI education programs, trainings, and presentations contact:
Susan Caban, Dir. of Education
NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania offers a number of NAMI Signature Programs and customized presentations that help educate people about mental illness. There are also opportunities for individuals with lived experience and family members to become trained program facilitators. Below is a listing of state trainings offered by NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania.
The NAMI Family-to-Family Teacher training is a 3-day training to be held at the NAMI Dauphin County office, PPI (PA Psychiatric Institute), 2501 North Third Street, Landis Building, Harrisburg, PA.
Date: Friday, Feb. 23 – Sunday, Feb. 25
Qualifications for training: (1) You must be a family member of an adult who has a mental health diagnosis. (2) Although preferred, it is not mandatory that you are a graduate of the NAMI Family-to-Family class. (3) You must also be able to attend all three days of training. Additional responsibilities of the NAMI Family-to-Family teacher can be found in the application.
Provided at no cost: All materials, snacks, lunch and dinner on Friday, and breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday.
Lodging and Travel: Participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Fairfield Inn & Suites, 1018 Briarsdale Road, Harrisburg. Use this link to book your room by February 9, 2018 for the block rate. Single rooms are $119 a night.
Download a training application.
Applications must be submitted by Friday, February 2.
**NAMI Family Support Group facilitator training is now full. Applications will be accepted for the waiting list.**
The NAMI Family Support Group training is a 2-day training to will be held at the NAMI Dauphin County office, PPI (PA Psychiatric Institute), 2501 North Third Street, Landis Building, Harrisburg, PA.
NAMI Family Support Group is a free, peer-led, confidential support group for family members, caregivers, and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness. NAMI’s Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model, ensuring everyone has an opportunity to be heard and to get what they need.
Date: Saturday, March 3 – Sunday, March 4
Qualifications: (1) Must be a family member or personal caregiver of an individual who is living with a mental health diagnosis. (2) Willingness to participate in mandatory 2-day training. (3) Must be a NAMI member or become a member prior to training. (4) Willingness to maintain fidelity of the NAMI Family Support Group model.
Download a facilitator training application.
Lodging and Travel Information: Participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Fairfield Inn & Suites, 1018 Briarsdale Road, Harrisburg. Use this link to book your room by February 16, 2018 for the block rate. Single rooms are $119 a night.
In Our Own Voice is a unique public education program in which two trained speakers share compelling personal stories about living with a mental illness and achieving recovery. If you are interested in taking the training to become a presenter, please submit an application.
Potential candidates must be a family member of someone who lives with a mental illness and commit to leading a group twice monthly, and will ideally have participated in a NAMI Family Support Group. If you are interested in taking the training to become a NAMI Support Group Facilitator, please submit an application.