NAMI Family-to-Family Class

Son pushing grandfather in wheelchairNAMI Family-to-Family is a class for families, partners and friends of individuals 18 years or older living with a mental health condition. The course is designed to facilitate a better understanding of a condition, increase coping skills and empower participants to become better advocates for their family members. Family-to-Family is designated as a evidence-based program by SAMHSA, a federal agency. A nationally-developed program taught by trained volunteers who have lived experience with mental health conditions. Duration is 12 weeks. Cost is Free.

Our thanks to The Rock Island County 708 Mental Health Board and Muscatine Health Support Grant Fund for 1Q 2020 programs.

 

Moline Program.

Blackhawk College beginning February 4. Because this class is funded with Rock Island County funds, residents of this county will be given registration priority.  This program will run every Tuesday evening from 6 to 8:30 p.m. through April 21. All registrants will be contacted 1 to 2 weeks before classes start for a screening and room location.

  • To register call Black Hawk College at 309-796-8223. Registration ends February 11 ( up to class 2).
  • For further information, call our NAMI office at 563-386-7477-x 266 (M-F 10-2).

Muscatine Program.

Muscatine Community College beginning February 18. This program will run every Tuesday evening from 6 to 8:30 p.m. through April 7. We’ll be using a new 8-week format for this program. All registrants will be contacted 1 to 2 weeks before classes start for a screening and room location.

  • To register call Muscatine Community College 563–336–3444 Course #9088. Registration ends February 25 (up to class 2).
  • For further information, call our NAMI office at 563-386-7477-x 266 (M-F 10-2).

WAITING LIST FOR FUTURE COURSE OFFERINGS. Register Here.

Course topics include:

  • Family response to trauma
  • Diagnosis & dealing with critical periods
  • The biology of the brain; emerging scientific discoveries
  • Problem solving workshop
  • Medication review
  • Understanding the inner experience of living w/ mental illness
  • Communications skills workshop
  • Self-care
  • Rehabilitation; services available
  • Advocacy: fighting stigma
  • Celebration & certification ceremony
 See the video & learn more.  Offered quarterly – please see events for schedule.