Signature Programs: Trainings
The cornerstone of the NAMI organization is its signature support groups, classes, and presentations that reduce the stigma around mental illness and help individuals and families facing mental health challenges. It is NAMI Florida’s goal to empower its statewide affiliates to build capacity for more of these programs to flourish locally.
To achieve that goal, in 2014 NAMI-Florida appointed a volunteer education committee from several affiliates to approve trainings for NAMI Signature programs on a statewide basis. These programs are sponsored by local affiliates, but must meet the standards and guidelines from National. Since this process began, our records indicate the following.
|Number of Trainings 2015: 10||Number of Trainings 2016: 16|
Ending the Silence-3 (Hillsborough, Pinellas, Tallahassee)
Family-to-Family-3 (Broward, Hillsborough, Orlando)
Family Support Group-2 (Gainesville, Orlando)
Peer-to-Peer – 1 (Broward)
Connection –5 (Palm Beach, Bay, Lee, Miami-Dade, Pasco)
Ending the Silence – 1 (Palm Beach)
Family-to-Family – 2 (Broward, Tallahassee)
Family-to-Family Spanish – 1 (Broward)
Family Support Group – 4 (Orlando, Lee, Miami-Dade, Orlando)
Peer-to-Peer-2 (Broward, Lee)
|Number of Trainings 2017: 18||Number of Trainings 2018: 4
|Basics – 1 (NAMI Florida/Hernando)
Connection – 5 (Miami, Pinellas, Jacksonville, Gainesville, Lee)
Ending the Silence – 2 (Hernando, Broward)
Family-to-Family – 3 (Bay, Miami, Palm Beach)
Family Support Group – 4 (Miami, Pinellas, Palm Beach, Gainesville)
Parents and Teachers as Allies – 1 (Hernando)
Peer-to-Peer-2 (Broward, Orlando)
|Connection – (Hernando)
Family Support Group – 1 (Orlando)
Family-to-Family – 2 (Orlando, Hernando)
Approval Process for Sponsoring Affiliates:
- Affiliates interested in sponsoring a training should first review NAMI’s 2017 Signature Program Operating Polices to ensure training compliance for their programs, trainers, teachers, facilitators and presenters. Please note on page 12 that, “All trainings must be reported to NAMI through the online data reporting system [by the state office] six weeks prior to the training.”
- If your affiliate is interested in sponsoring a signature program, please connect to the linked application form below.
- Your submission will automatically be forwarded to the members of the Education Committee. Following approval, you will be contacted Cindy Foster at Programs@namiflorida.org to coordinate notification to outside affiliates and training requirements.
- Trainers for the courses must have completed the national training course and have maintained membership with NAMI National.
- A current list of certified trainers is linked here for affiliates interested in sponsoring trainings. This list will be updated as new trainers are added.
The following affiliate sponsored trainings have been approved for 2017 and 2018.
We expect to add to this list as new trainings are approved. If a course is available to outside affiliates, the fee listed is determined by the sponsoring affiliate and usually includes materials and meals. Affiliates should contact the individuals listed for additional information and to register members for trainings.
|Date:||Signature Program:||Affiliate:||Contact:||Outside Affiliate Fee:|
|2/5/2017||Parents & Teachers as Allies||Hernando||Tina Kinney, email@example.com||$ 125.00|
|2/5/2017||Ending the Silence||Hernandofirstname.lastname@example.org||$ 125.00|
|3/5/2017||Family-to-Family||Bay County||Kathryn Samuels, email@example.com||$ 150.00|
|3/11/2017||Family Support Group||Miami-Dade||Robin Cole, RobinHolly@aol.com||$ 120.00|
|3/18/2017||Connection||Miami-Dade||Robin Cole, RobinHolly@aol.com||$120.00|
|3/24/2017||Family-to-Family||Miami-Dade||Robin Cole, RobinHolly@aol.com||$120.00|
|3/31/2017||Ending the Silence||Broward||Angelica Susana, Angelica@namibroward.org||$125.00|
|5/6/2017||Connection||Pinellas||Sarah Miller, firstname.lastname@example.org||$125.00|
|5/12/2017||Peer-to-Peer||Greater Orlando||Barbara Aikens, BarbaraA@namigo.org||$ 150.00|
|6/3/2017||Connection||Jacksonville||Tory Wilcox, email@example.com||Contact affiliate|
|6/3/2017||Family Support Group
||Pinellas||Sarah Miller, firstname.lastname@example.org||Closed to outside affliates|
|6/10/2017||Family Support Group
||Palm Beach||Katherine Murphy, email@example.com||$120.00|
|6/24-25/2017||Basics||NAMI FL/Hernando||Tina Kinney, RobinHolly@aol.com||$50.00|
|7/8/2017||Connection||Gainesville||Judy Broward, firstname.lastname@example.org||$150.00|
|7/15/2017||Family-to-Family||Palm Beach||Katherine Murphy, email@example.com||$125.00|
|8/19/2017||Family Support Group||Alachua/Gainesville||Terrie Mullin, firstname.lastname@example.org||$100.00|
|8/25-27/2017||Peer-to-Peer||Broward||Angelica Susana, email@example.com||$ 125.00|
|11/4-5/2017||Connection||Lee||Sheridan Chester, firstname.lastname@example.org||$125.00|
|1/6-7/2018||Family Support Group||Greater Orlando||Lynn Penyak, email@example.com||Closed to outside affliates|
|1/19-20/2018||Family-to-Family||Pinellas||Sarah Miller, firstname.lastname@example.org||$120.00|
|2/23-25/2018||Family-to-Family||Greater Orlando||Lynn Penyak, email@example.com||$125.00|