Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Family Navigator Training New Dates Added!
Oct 2, 2023
Dec 4, 2023
9AM - 1PM
Washington State Community Connectors (WSCC) and partners have developed training to educate families about substance use disorder (SUD) and related treatment options across the state. This training is for parents, family members, and caregivers who are interested in learning how to support their loved ones with SUD. Participants will learn up-to-date information about SUD, addiction and its effects on the adolescent brain, skills for families navigating their relationship with someone with SUD, and systems navigation.
This training is grounded in research and information supported by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA), including their training and technical assistance partners. A toolkit, including information and resources regarding SUD supports and services specific to Washington State, will be provided as a reference guide for participants.
Register for October 2-5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. dailyTraining details
The training is a 16-hour course split into 4 days of 4-hour modules. Attendance is required for all 4 days.
NAMI Homefront 6 Week Class
Oct 3, 2023
Nov 7, 2023
6pm - 830pm
NAMI Homefront is a free, six-session education program for family, friends and significant others of Military Service Members and Veterans with mental health conditions. It focuses on the unique needs of military 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 trained teachers of this course are also family members who have experience with military culture and know what it’s like to have a loved one living with symptoms of a mental health condition.
NAMI Homefront teaches you how to:
Learn to care for yourself, including managing your stress
Support your family member with compassion
Identify and access federal, state and local services
Stay informed on the latest research and information on mental health, including posttraumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, anxiety, depression and substance use
Understand current treatments and evidence-based therapies
Navigate the challenges and impact of mental health conditions on the entire family
Manage a crisis, solve problems and communicate effectively
NAMI Homefront is an adaptation of the evidence-based NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program, which has been taught in VA health facilities since the late 1990s.
“It’s the first step I have taken to get more involved personally with the VA. The first step I have taken to take care of me.”— Mother of a Veteran after graduating from a NAMI Homefront class held at the VA in NY
Every Tuesday October 3 - November 7th, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
NAMI Eastside Fall Luncheon
Oct 5, 2023
Oct 5, 2023
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
7401 164th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052, USA
Come together to learn and connect at NAMI Eastside's Fall Luncheon featuring mental health experts and advocates October 5th. We will be hearing from speakers including Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, District 8 Congresswoman Kim Schrier, Senator Manka Dhingra, King County Councilmember Sarah Perry, and Regional Crisis Response Agency Executive Director Brook Buettner. Luncheon proceeds will benefit NAMI Eastside programs, advocacy for crisis response, and improving access and resources to underserved communities.
When: October 5, 2023
Time: Noon – 1:30pm
Where: Redmond Marriott, 7401 164th Ave NE, Redmond, WA
To register: https://nami-eastside.org/luncheon/
11th Annual Dads Fall Retreat with Dads MOVE
Oct 6, 2023
Oct 8, 2023
Lazy F Camp and Retreat Center 16170 Manastash Road Ellensburg, WA 98926
Are you the Dad of a child with behavioral health concerns?
So are we, and have traveled a road similar to yours. As we have worked towards recovery with our own kids, we have learned a lot about systems navigation, IEPs, parenting techniques, de-escalation, reward systems, sibling issues, etc. and we simply want to pay it forward.
This weekend event is open to Dads, grandparents, and other male caregivers, who have a child in their family with behavioral health challenges, or extended family. This event is for caregivers and parents only, not kids. It's for parents and caregivers to learn, find community, and get support from other parents going through similar experiences.
There is a $ 35 registration fee for the weekend and includes lodging and meals from Friday evening to Sunday checkout (noon). We can also arrange carpools or help with gas vouchers, bus/train tickets, etc. to help you get here.
All you need to bring is your bedding, pillow, and all your questions!
There will be a gift for every participant !
Dates: October 6th through the 8th, 2023
Lazy F Camp and Retreat Center
16170 Manastash Road
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Or call us at: 1-800-736-0979
Visit the Lazy F Camp website - lazyfcamp.org
NAMI Family & Friends
Oct 21, 2023
Oct 21, 2023
9:00 - 1:00 PST
Join NAMI Snohomish & Island Counties (NAMI Sno-Isle), the local organization of the
National Alliance on Mental Illness, at its next NAMI Family & Friends seminar on
Saturday, October 21st. It will be held at 9:00 -1:00 PST via Zoom at:
This 4-hour seminar informs and supports people who have loved ones
with a mental health condition. Seminar leaders have personal
experience with mental health conditions in their families. Participants learn about diagnoses, treatment, recovery, communication strategies, crisis preparation and NAMI resources.