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NOTE:  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many NAMI Kansas events are currently taking place through the virtual GoToWebinar platform.  If you are new to using GoToWebinar, you may be interesting in watching this short quick-start tutorial:

Click on any program title to see more information about the program, including any current program offerings or training opportunities.

NAMI Basics – A 6-session education program for parents, caregivers caregivers and other family who provide care for youth (ages 22 and younger) who are experiencing mental health symptoms.

CLICK HERE if you have attended a NAMI Basics course, and you have a password to complete a NAMI Basics Evaluation Form!

NAMI Compartiendo Esperanza – A bilingual 90-minute presentation that can help increase mental health awareness in Latino communities by addressing a number of important topics.

NAMI Connection – A peer-led support group for any adult who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition.

NAMI Ending the Silence – An engaging presentation that helps audience members learn about the warning signs of mental health conditions and what steps to take if you or a loved one are showing symptoms of a mental health condition.

NAMI Faithnet – An interfaith resource network of NAMI members, friends, clergy and congregations of all faith traditions who wish to encourage faith communities who are welcoming and supportive of persons and families living with mental illness.

NAMI Family & Friends – A 90-minute or 4-hour seminar that informs people who have loved ones with a mental health condition how to best support them.

NAMI Family Support Group – A peer-led support group for any adult with a loved one who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition.

NAMI Family-to-Family – An 8-session educational program for family, friends and significant others of people with mental health conditions.

CLICK HERE if you have attended a NAMI Family-to-Family course, and you have a password to complete a NAMI Family-to-Family Evaluation Form!

NAMI Homefront – A 6-session program for family, friends and significant others of military Service Members and Veterans.

CLICK HERE if you have attended a NAMI Homefront course, and you have a password to complete a NAMI Homefront Evaluation Form!

NAMI In Our Own Voice – A 40-, 60-, or 90-minute presentation providing a personal perspective of mental health conditions, as leaders with lived experience talk openly about what it’s like to have a mental health condition.

CLICK HERE if you have attended a NAMI In Our Own Voice presentation, and you have a password to complete a NAMI In Our Own Voice Evaluation Form!

NAMI On Campus – Student-led, student-run mental health organizations on college campuses that support fellow students, raise mental health awareness, and educate the campus community.

NAMI Peer-to-Peer – An 8-session educational program for adults with mental health conditions who are looking to better understand themselves and their recovery.

CLICK HERE if you have attended a NAMI Peer-to-Peer course, and you have a password to complete a NAMI Peer-to-Peer Evaluation Form!

NAMI Provider – A 15-hour program of in-service training introducing mental health professionals to the unique perspectives of people with mental health conditions and their families.

CLICK HERE if you have attended a NAMI Provider course, and you have a password to complete a NAMI Provider Evaluation Form!

NAMI Sharing Hope – An hour-long presentation that can help increase mental health awareness in African American communities by addressing a number of important topics.

NAMI Sharing Your Story with Law Enforcement – A presentation program training peers and families to share their stories during law enforcement trainings, such as Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training.

NAMI Smarts for Advocacy – A hands-on advocacy training program that helps people living with mental illness, friends and family transform their passion and lived experience into skillful grassroots advocacy.

To become a Program Leader for a NAMI Signature Program:

Please click on a program title above to see any current training opportunities for that program.

To become a State Trainer for a NAMI Signature Program:

(All trainings will take place in Arlington, VA, or online.)

  • NAMI Basics:  You must have taught at least one complete NAMI Basics course within the past 12 months.
  • NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group:  You must have at least 6 months experience facilitating a NAMI Connection group, utilizing the NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group model within the past 12 months.
  • NAMI Family Support Group:  You must have at least 6 months experience facilitating a NAMI Family Support Group, using the NAMI Family Support Group model within the past 12 months.
  • NAMI Family-to-Family:  You must have taught at least one complete NAMI Family-to-Family course within the past 12 months.
  • NAMI Homefront:  You must have taught at least one complete in-person NAMI Homefront course within the past 12 months.
  • NAMI In Our Own Voice:  You must have given at least five NAMI In Our Own Voice presentations (using the 2018 edition) within the past 12 months.
  • NAMI Peer-to-Peer:  You must have taught at least one complete NAMI Peer-to-Peer course (using the 2018 edition) within the past 12 months.
  • NAMI Provider:  You must have taught at least one complete NAMI Provider course (all 5 sessions) within the past 12 months.

For more information about becoming a State Trainer to train teachers, mentors, presenters and facilitators for NAMI signature programs, please contact the NAMI Kansas Program Coordinator at programs@namikansas.org.

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