1st Day NAMI Homefront Education Program

NAMI Homefront is a no cost, six-session education program for family and friends of Military Service Members and Veterans with mental health conditions. It focuses on the unique needs of active duty and veteran communities, such as post-deployment and post-discharge transitions.

The course is designed to help family members understand and support their loved one while maintaining their own well-being. The instructors of this course are also family members who have experience with military culture and know what it is like to have a loved one living with a mental health condition.  Topics include PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury.

NAMI Homefront is an adaptation of the evidence-based NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program, which has been used in VA health facilities since the late 1990s. This course was originally created in cooperation with the United States Army. The course is promoted locally by the Iowa Veterans Administration.

Register Online or contact the NAMI GMV office at 563-386-7477 Ext.266 (M-F 10-2).
Registration deadline is: March 24th at 2:00 pm

Must Obtain a Visitor Pass

A visitor request form MUST be completed a couple of days before start of class and turned into the Visitor Center that is located at the Moline (main) Gate in building 23. Open 7 days a week.

Monday through Friday (6:00 AM to 3:15 PM)
Saturday and Sunday (7:00 AM to 3:15 PM)

To contact the Visitor Center, call (309)782-0485, (309)782-0484 or
(309)782-1337 or email at usarmy.ria.imcom.mbx.usag-access-request@mail.mil.

A co-instructor will contact all participants before the program starts.


Now Registering Family-to-Family Kewanee

Who should attend: Family members and/or caregivers supporting a loved one over the age of 18 who lives with a mental health condition.
This 8-week education program is offered at no cost to participants and is nationally developed and federal-agency approved. NAMI Family-to-Family not only provides information and strategies for taking care of the person you love, but you’ll also find out that you’re not alone. Recovery is a journey, and there is hope.
This program will run on Tuesday evenings beginning April 7 through May 26 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Register Onlineor call our NAMI office at 563-386-7477-x 266 (M-F 10-2). Registration is open until April 14 @ 2 p.m.
An instructor will contact each registrant for a phone conversation 1-2 weeks before the program begins.
The group setting provides mutual support and shared positive impact—experience compassion and reinforcement from other family members who have been trained to become instructors as a result of taking this course themselves. Sharing your own experience may help others in your class. In the program, you’ll learn about:
*Understanding Mental Health Conditions and Preparing for a Crisis
*Getting a Mental Health Diagnosis and Sharing our Stories
*Overview of Mental Health Conditions
*Treatment Options
*Communication Skills and Problem Solving
*Empathy and Recovery
*Moving Forward
Many describe this program as life changing. Join the hundreds of thousands of people who have gained information, insight, understanding and empowerment from attending this signature program.
THANK YOU TO OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS: This program is made possible by grants from Henry County Mental Health 708 Board and Henry County Mental Health Alliance. Thank you to our host OSF HealthCare Saint Luke Medical Center.


NAMI Family & Friends Seminar at MLK Center

This is a 90-minute seminar that informs people who have loved ones with a mental health condition how to best support them. It’s also an opportunity to meet other people in similar situations and gain community support.

Please pre-register online  or 563-386-7477 Ext. 266 (10-2 M-F).

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN …
The seminar is led by trained people with lived experience of supporting a family member with a mental health condition. They will walk you through the following topics.

– Understanding diagnoses, treatment and recovery
– Effective communication strategies
– The importance of self-care
– Crisis preparation strategies
– NAMI and community resources

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES …
The NAMI Family & Friends companion eBook provides important information about mental health conditions including: conditions and diagnoses, treatment and recovery, crisis planning, resources and more. Register and we’ll send you links where you can download it for free at Amazon and Barnes & Noble where select languages are available for the Kindle, Nook and compatible ebook apps.

THANK YOU TO OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS
This seminar is made possible by grants from The Rock Island Community Foundation and Rauch Family Foundation.


1st Day Muscatine Family to Family Class

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 at UPDATING AND CORRECTING REGISTRATION NUMBERS: Toll Free 1-888-336-3907 or local 563-288-6100.  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).

 



New Partners in Henry County Illinois

Thanks to 2020 grants from the Henry County Mental Health 708 Board and the Henry County Mental Health Alliance, NAMI will bring its first class to Kewanee, Illinois in April 2020. NAMI Family-to-Family educates family members and significant others supporting an adult loved one living with a mental health condition. Learn more here. 

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