NAMI Tennessee Educational Classes
There are Classes frequently added during the month offered throughout the state. Please check back often.
Education is at the heart of what we do. It is an essential part of understanding and coping with mental illness. NAMI Tennessee and its affiliates offer a variety of programs and services directed to individuals living with mental illness, family members, friends, professionals, and the community at large to address the mental health needs of Tennesseans. Programs are designed to help participants gain a greater understanding of mental illness, cope better, worry less and feel empowered to advocate for better treatment services. Check our schedules often as classes are being added frequently.
Start Date: 1/11/22
Class Type: Family-to-Family
Affiliate: Chattanooga, Hamilton County
Availability: Online Program
About Our Classes
NAMI Family-to-Family: This is an eight workshop program for family members, caregivers, and loved ones of those with a mental illness. It goes into mental illnesses, medications, coping skills, communication skills and self-care strategies. Learn more
NAMI Basics: This is a six workshop NAMI signature program for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents with a mental illness. This class covers illnesses, medication, in-depth documentation with additional resources & forms for the various systems like medical & school. Learn more
NAMI Basics on Demand: Our six-session online education program is geared toward individuals with busy schedules who want to take the course at their own pace. Easy to follow interactive videos are available 24/7. This free, online program is for parents, caregivers and others who provide care for youth and young adults with a mental health condition. Learn more
NAMI Homefront: This is a free, 6-session educational program for families, caregivers and friends of military service members and veterans with mental health conditions.Available online, learn more here ... NAMI Homefront Online
NAMI Tennessee Teacher Training
There are leadership training classes are added multiple times each year and offered throughout the state. Please check back often.
About Our Teacher Training Classes
NAMI Tennessee is committed to teaching LEADERS TO RAISE AWARENESS and increase understanding of mental illness.
NAMI Family-to-Family Program Leader Training: Family to Family is for family members, caregivers, and loved ones of those with a mental illness. It goes into mental illnesses, medications, coping skills, communication skills and self-care strategies. This training is to teach family members and loved ones how to teach the NAMI Family-to-Family classes to other family members and loved ones.
NAMI Basics Program Leader Training: NAMI Basics is a workshop NAMI signature program for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents with a mental illness. The class covers illnesses, medication, in-depth documentation with additional resources with forms for the various systems like medical and school. This training is to teach parents and caregivers how to teach the NAMI Basics classes to other parents and caregivers of children and adolescents with a mental health condition.
With Hope In Mind Support Group Leader Training: With Hope in Mind (WHIM) is the name of peer–led support groups for loved ones of adults with symptoms of mental health conditions and co-occurring disorders. This training is for volunteer support group leaders who have experienced the need for support themselves and whowould like to transform their needs into advocacy for others.
BRIDGES Leader Training: Are you a person with a mental health condition? Then becoming a BRIDGES (Building Recovery of Individual Dreams and Goals through Education and Support) teacher and support group leader may be for you!
Certified Family Support Specialist Competency Training
SCHOLARSHIPS NOW AVAILABLE
To Be Announced
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Pre-registration Required — For more information or to register for an upcoming class, contact Kathy Rogers at 615-269-7751 or
About Becoming a Certified Family Support Specialist
A Certified Family Support Specialist (CFSS) is a person who has self-identified as the caregiver of a child or youth with an emotional, behavioral or co-occurring disorder and who has successfully navigated the child-serving systems to access treatment and resources necessary to build resiliency and foster success in the home, school, and community. This individual has successfully completed training recognized by TDMHSAS on how to assist other caregivers in fostering resiliency in their child, based on the principles of resiliency and recovery. [Learn More]
Certified Family Support Specialist Competency Training
Ready to take your next step as a Parent Advocate? Sign up for the Professional Competencies Training required for certification as a Family Support Specialist. FSS Professional Competencies Training for Certification© is presented by Tennessee Voices for Children and NAMI Tennessee.The training course is $500 per person, to be paid by cash, check, or money order before the course begins. Agency or area-specific trainings can be arranged for groups of 8 or more. Scholarships may be available. For more information & to register, contact Kathy Rogers, Family Support Specialist Recruitment & Training Director at: (615) 269-7751 or
Pre-requisite trainings: NAMI Family Education Courses or TVC’s Parent-2-Parent Course. For more information on the certification process, contact the TN Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services at: (615) 532-6500
About Becoming a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist
A Certified Peer Recovery Specialist is a person who has lived experience of a mental illness, substance use disorder or co-occurring disorder, who has made the journey from illness to wellness, and who now wishes to help others with their journey. Certified Peer Recovery Specialists can draw from their own journey of recovery to inspire hope and provide support to others who are facing similar situations. When two peers work on recovery together, they can progress further than if they go it alone. [Learn more]