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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.

New Family-to-Family Teacher training scheduled September 13-15, 2019 at The Harris Center.  Requisites are required. If interested, please contact Angelina Hudson, Program Director, 7143-970-4489.

Fall 2019 FTF Class Roster

Bellaire

UT Physicians Clinic

Mondays for 12 weeks

October 7, 2019, 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM

South

Krist Samaritan Counseling Center

Saturdays for 12 weeks

September 28, 2019, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Inner Loop

West University Church of Christ

Thursdays for 12 weeks

September 26, 2019, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Katy

St. Peter’s UMC

Thursdays for 12 weeks

September 26, 2019, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Southwest

The Harris Center

Saturdays for 12 weeks

September 28, 2019, 9:30 PM to 12:00 PM

Northeast

1st UMC of Humble

Saturdays for 12 weeks

September 28, 2019, 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Baytown

Trinity Episcopal Church

Monday evenings for 12 weeks

October 7, 2019, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

VA Hospital Campus

Thursdays evenings for 12 weeks

Start Date in October 2019 (TBA)

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.

2019 Family-to-Family Pre-Registration

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