NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 8-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of individuals 18 years or older living with a mental health condition. It is a designated evidence-based program. This means that research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of class participants.
This is a nationally-developed program taught by NAMI-trained family members who have been there, and includes presentations, discussions and interactive sessions. Please see below for additional description.
Now Registering for Rock Island County
(8) Tuesday evenings, March 30 – May 18, 2021.
This class will be held in-person at Black Hawk College main campus, 6600 34th Ave, Moline – Building 3, Room 311
Registration is now open: Call 309-796-8210 or 309-796-8223
Class size is limited to (12) and Rock Island County residents will have first priority. This class is funded by a grant from the Rock Island County Mental Health 708 Board. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.
Now Registering for Muscatine Area
(8) Monday evenings, April 5 – May 24, 2021
This class will be held in-person at Musser Public Library, 408 E. 2nd St., Room 301, Muscatine.
Class size is limited to (20) and Muscatine County residents will have first priority. This class is funded by a grant from the Muscatine Health Support Granting Fund. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.
Future Program Wait List.
Please let us know if you are interested in a future course and we’ll send registration details. Please give us your contact information.
What You’ll Gain from Taking this Program.
NAMI Family-to-Family not only provides information and strategies for taking care of the person you love, you will also find out that you are not alone. Recovery is a journey and there is hope.
The group setting provides mutual support and shared positive impact. Experience compassion and reinforcement from people who understand your situation. Sharing your own experience may help others in your class. You will learn about:
- How to solve problems and communicate effectively
- Taking care of yourself and managing your stress
- Supporting your loved one with compassion
- Finding and using local supports and services
- Up-to-date information on mental health conditions and how they affect the brain
- How to handle a crisis
- Current treatment and therapies
- The impact of mental health conditions on the entire family