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Family-to-Family Education Program

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We welcome family members of those diagnosed with a mental health condition to join one of our NAMI Family-to-Family classes.  Each semester, we offer a new class schedule listing our premier education program which offers best practices, crisis planning, resources, and support for those who care for someone diagnosed with a mood disorder, psychosis, or related disorder.  Please call or email us in order to register for this free course and to collect details surrounding the specific location and what to expect.

Our courses are led by trained facilitators who are also family members of adults living with mental health conditions. We are here to help.

We welcome you to enroll in any class that meets your scheduling and location requirements.  The classes are sponsored by NAMI Greater Houston.  There is no cost for family members.

Spring 2020 Family-to-Family Courses

ALL CLASSES ARE BACK…ONLINE!

Cypress – Class offered online
Teachers: Keesha and James Turner & Sheila Muldrow
Register: Keesha at (832)651-0046 or email mrs.turner71@hotmail.com
Meets weekly, Saturdays, 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Kingwood – Class offered online
Teachers: Tina Cao, Lana Hand, Benny Malone
Register: Tina Cao at 832-573-7288 or email tinacao.ltc@gmail.com
Meets weekly, Thursdays, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Memorial – Class offered online
Teachers: Cindy Ha, Laurie Kruse, and Leah Matthews
Register with Cindy Ha at ccindy.nami@gmail.com
Meets weekly, Wednesdays, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Sugar Creek in Fort BendClass offered online
Teachers: Joan Jensen and Fanchon Pendleton
Register: Joan Jensen at 713-302-5662 or email jensenjm01@gmail.com
Meets weekly, Wednesdays, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Bay Area- Class offered online
Teachers: Janet Lofland and Rachel Gamblin
Register: Janet Lofland at 832-492-4136 or email jplofland62@gmail.com
Meets weekly, Thursdays, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Southwest- Class offered online in SPANISH
Teachers: Sergio Aguirre and Laurenza Valenz
Register: Sergio Aguirre at (832) 265-8402 or email saguirre@namigreaterhouston.org
Meets weekly, Thursdays, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

What to Expect

The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a free, 12-week course for family and significant others of individuals living with a mental health condition.

  1. The course is taught by NAMI-trained family members
  2. All instruction and course materials are free to class participants
  3. Over 115,000 family members have graduated from this national program

The course includes:

  1. 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
  2. Up-to-date information about medications, side effects, and strategies for medication adherence
  3. Current research related to the biology of brain disorders and the evidence-based, most effective treatments to promote recovery
  4. Gaining empathy by understanding the subjective, lived experience of a person with mental illness
  5. Learning in special workshops for problem-solving, listening, and communication techniques
  6. Acquiring strategies for handling crises and relapse
  7. Focusing on care for the caregiver: coping with worry, stress, and emotional overload
  8. Guidance on locating appropriate supports and services within the community
  9. Information on advocacy initiatives designed to improve and expand services

To learn more about Family-to-Family, call Angelina Brown Hudson, Director of Education & Programs at (713) 970-4489 or email
abhudson@namigreaterhouston.org

You can also fill out the pre-registration form below, and someone will contact you with further information.

2020 Family-to-Family Pre-Registration

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