Education Programs

Education Programs
All classes are free and open to the general public, however, you must register beforehand at (330) 455-NAMI [6264].


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This is a free 12 week (2-1/2 hrs/wk) educational course available to family and friends of people diagnosed with a serious mental illness. The course, taught by trained family members, describes treatments for mental illnesses and teaches the knowledge and skills that family members need to cope more effectively. The course is highly recommended to those new to the challenges of mental illness, as well as for those who have been dealing with it for years.

The Family-to-Family Education Program was created by Dr. Joyce Burland, a psychologist and family member, and is sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness. This twelve-class course is especially designed for family members and friends of persons experiencing the effects of mental illness.

Primary focus is on three major psychiatric illnesses: schizophrenia, bipolar disorder (manic depression) and major depression. Other topics covered in the program include treatment strategies and coping skills, communication and problem solving.

Classes are team-taught by intensively trained family members. Participants are encouraged to support each other, to be knowledgeable, and to be effective members of a team that includes the family, the consumer, the doctor, and the case manager.

2018 Dates:

Saturday January 6th – March 24th Canton Holy Trinity 9:00- 11:30 am

Wednesday March 7th – May 23rd North Canton Stark State 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Tuesday May 1st – July 17th Louisville Church of Christ 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Wednesday June 13th – September 5th Massillon Mercy Medical Center 6:00- 8:30 pm

Thursday September 6th – November 15th Canton Holy Trinity 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Monday September 10th – November 19th Alliance Science Hill Community Church 6:00 – 8:30 pm

All classes are free and open to the general public, however, you must register beforehand at (330) 455-NAMI [6264].


NAMI Basics is the new signature education program for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illnesses. The NAMI Basics course is taught by trained teachers who are the parent or other caregivers of individuals who developed the symptoms of mental illness prior to the age of 13 years. It is a 6 week (2 hrs/wk) course.

2018 Dates:

Wednesday February 7th – March 14th Alliance Science Hill Community Church 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Thursday April 19th – May 24th Alliance Stable Solutions 6:00 – 8:00 PM (for this class, your child age 8-18, can take part in equine therapy while the parent(s) are taking the class)

Wednesday September 12th – October 17th Canton Holy Trinity 6:00 – 8:00 PM

All classes are free and open to the general public, however, you must register beforehand at (330) 455-NAMI [6264].


Peer-to-Peer is a free ten-week (2 hrs/wk) course on recovery for any person with a serious mental illness who is interested in establishing and maintaining wellness. The course uses a combination of lecture, interactive exercises and structured group processes.

2018 Dates:

Thursdays January 11th – March 15th North Canton Stark State College 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Thursdays February 1st – April 5th Alliance Science Hill Community 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Wednesdays March 21st – May 23rd Massillon Make-A-Way 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Thursdays April 5th – June 7th Canton Holy Trinity 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Tuesdays May 22nd – July 24th Canton Hunter House noon – 2:00 PM

Tuesdays July 24th – September 25th Louisville Church of Christ 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Tuesdays August 7th – October 9th Massillon Mercy Health Center 6:00 – 8:00 PM

September Canton To Be Determined 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Thursdays October 4th – December 13th Canton Foundations 6:00 – 8:00 PM

All classes are free and open to the general public, however, you must register beforehand at (330) 455-NAMI [6264].


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NAMI Homefront is a 6-week (2 hrs/wk) course is for family, friends, and significant others of military veterans with mental health conditions taught by military veterans.

2018 Dates:

Thursday June 7th – July 12th Alliance Stable Solutions 6:00 – 8:00 PM (for this class, your child age 8-18, can take part in equine therapy while the parent(s) are taking the class)

Thursday September 20th – October 25th To Be Determined

All classes are free and open to the general public, however, you must register beforehand at (330) 455-NAMI [6264].


 

 

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