NAMI Homefront is a free, 6-session program for family, friends and significant others of military Service Members and Veterans. The class helps families understand what the Service Member/ Veteran is experiencing related to trauma, combat stress, civilian life transition, PTSD and other mental health conditions.
The program is designed to help family members understand and support their Service Member/Veteran while maintaining their own well-being. NAMI Homefront leaders have personal experience with mental health conditions impacting their Service Member/ Veteran. The class is free but you are expected to attend all six sessions. You must have access to a laptop, PC or tablet with a stable internet connection to participate. To hear audio, you will need to call in via telephone. We recommend you use a headset or headphones.
An application process is required to ensure this program is a good fit. Space is limited.
Eastern Evening: August 3 – September 14 (Skip 9/7)
Mondays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm EST (5:30pm CST, 4:30pm MST, 3:30pm PST)
Eastern Daytime: August 4 – September 8
Tuesdays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm EST (9:00am CST, 8:00am MST, 7:00am PST)
Pacific Evening: August 4 – September 8
Tuesdays, 6:30pm – 8:30 pm PST (7:30pm MST, 8:30 pm CST, 9:30 pm EST)
Central Evening: August 5 – September 9
Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm CST (5:30pm MST, 4:30pm PST, 7:30pm EST)
Online Course for Service Member Families Starts January 29
NAMI Homefront is a free, 6-session program for family, friends and significant others of military Service Members and Veterans. The class helps families understand what the Service Member/ Veteran is experiencing related to trauma, combat stress, civilian life transition, PTSD and other mental health conditions. Free. Confidential.
We’ll be in Building 104, 3rd Floor Baylor Conference Room with NAMI resources.
We’ll be at the Veterans Administration Summit at Coralville Library 1401 5th St, Coralville today
For Service Member Families supporting a loved one living with a mental health condition such as PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury and more. This course is approved by the Veterans Administration under a Memorandum of Understanding with NAMI. We’re working locally with the VA in Iowa City and Quad Cities veterans organizations.
NAMI Homefront is a no-cost, six-session education program for family and friends of Military Service Members and Veterans. It focuses on the unique needs of active duty and veterans 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.
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.
Or contact our office 10-2 M-F at 563-386-7477 Ext. 266.
Registration deadline is Friday, April 5th, 2 p.m. An instructor will contact all participants 1-2 weeks before the program starts.
NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley offers free nationally-developed education programs that teach families to cope, communicate and effectively advocate for a loved one living with a mental health condition. To register for NAMI courses, visit www.namigmv.org or call 563-386-7477 Ext. 266.
NAMI Homefront will be held six Wednesday evenings from April 8 to May 13 at Army Sustainment Command Headquarters Building at the Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, Ill. Registration is required by April 5. Through a national Memorandum of Understanding with the Veterans Administration, NAMI is working with the VA in Iowa City and Quad Cities to promote this specialized class for veteran and active-duty service member families. The course is designed for family members supporting a loved one living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury and other mental health conditions.
NAMI Family-to-Family will be held 12 Tuesday evenings from April 23 to July 9 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport, Iowa. Register by April 19. The course is designed for family members and caregivers of individuals 18 years or older living with a mental health condition. Course topics include family response to trauma, diagnosis and dealing with critical periods, problem solving, communications skills, and self-care for caregivers. The program is taught by trained family members who have lived experience.
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