1st Day of Family to Family Class at Esparanza Center

Who should attend: Family members and caregivers supporting a loved one over the age of 18 who lives with a mental health condition.

This 12-week education program will run Thursdays from September 5 through November 21, 6 to 8:30 p.m. It is offered at no cost to participants.

This program is nationally developed and federal-agency approved. A grant from The Rock Island County 708 Mental Health Board makes this program possible.

All registrants will be contacted 1 to 2 weeks before classes start by an instructor for a phone screening

Or call 563-386-7477 ext.266 M-F 10-2. Registration ends September 12 (up to Class 2) if space is available.
Conditions covered are: Depression, Bi-Polar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Post Traumatic Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder.

The program is taught by trained family members who have been trained to become instructors after being empowered as a result of taking this course. Many describe this program as life changing. Join the thousands of families who have gained information, insight, understanding and empowerment from attending this signature program.

Course topics include:
Family response to trauma
Diagnosis & dealing with critical periods
The biology of the brain; emerging scientific discoveries
Problem solving workshops
Medication review
Understanding the inner experience of living with a mental health condition
Communication skills workshop
Self-care
Rehabilitation; services available
Advocacy; fighting stigma


ON HOLD. NAMI Family Support Group at CASI

We’re ON HOLD UNTIL JANUARY 2021. The traditional in-person NAMI Family Support Groups are taking a break from September through December 2020 – we’re in the process of re-grouping to better meet community needs. Please call our office to ask for support from a family facilitator at 563-386-7477 Ext. 266 (M-F 10-2).

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COVID UPDATE: So excited to have you back in person! Wear mask and plan to social distance 6 feet apart.

Open to family and friends of a loved one living with a mental health condition. Held monthly on the 4th Tuesday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m. No charge to attendees. No reservations – walk-ins welcome. Details here.