Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Winter 2015 Events Calendar

Join NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania for the following educational events.

Youth Mental Health First Aid Class
Get certified! Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, caregivers, educators, school staff, coaches, human service workers, youth group leaders and caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge or crisis. This free, one-day course is for any adult who regularly interacts with young people. At the end of the class, each attendee will receive a Youth Mental Health First Aid Certificate.

Date: Saturday, Jan. 31
Time: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Place: The Children's Institute,
1405 Shady Ave., Pittsburgh 15217
Cost: Free
Registration: Contact Susan Harrington at sharring@namiswpa.org or (412) 366-3788 ext. 114.

Continental breakfast and light lunch are included.

Family-to-Family Teacher Training
Has someone helped you on your family's journey to recovery? Do you want to help others and give back? Consider becoming a Family-to-Family teacher! Teachers must have a family member living with mental illness. It is not mandatory that participants have taken a Family-to-Family course, but it is recommended. For more information, contact Susan Harrington at sharring@namiswpa.org or (412) 366-3788 ext. 114.

Date: Friday, Feb. 20 to Sunday, Feb. 22
Place: NAMI Office, 105 Braunlich Drive
McKnight Plaza, Pittsburgh 15237
Cost: Free
Materials and food are included. However, participants are responsible for the cost of travel and accommodations, if needed.

NAMI Basics for Parents & Caregivers
NAMI Basics is a six-week course for the parents/caregivers of children and adolescents who have been diagnosed or are experiencing symptoms of mental illness.

Begins: Monday, March 9
Time: 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Place: The Children's Institute
1405 Shady Ave., Pittsburgh 15217
Cost: Free
Registration: Contact Julie Trbovich at jtrbovich@namiswpa.org or (412) 366-3788 ext. 125.

Begins: Wednesday, April 15
Time: 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Place: Green County Education Center
Westmoreland County Community College
100 Evergreene Drive, Room 4
Cost: Free
Registration: Call Barb (724-833-5779) or Brenda (724-998-2023)

Family-to-Family Classes
Our signature education program, Family-to-Family is a free, 12-week course for family members who have a loved one living with mental illness. It is taught by trained family members and has been called "life changing" by many participants.

Ross Township
Starts Thursday, March 12
6:30 to 9 p.m.

Upper Saint Clair
Starts Wednesday, March 4
6:30 to 9 p.m.

Starts Monday, March 9
6:30 to 9 p.m.

Starts Wednesday, March 4
6:30 to 9 p.m.

NAMI Southwestern PA 15th Annual Education Conference
Featuring Mental Health Advocate and All-Pro Wide Receiver Brandon Marshall
Date: Saturday, April 11
Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Place: Pittsburgh Airport Marriott
Registration: Not open; information will follow.

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