FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP FACILITATOR TRAINING
Family Support Group Facilitator Requirements
- Must be an active member of NAMI prior to taking the training and agree to maintain membership while serving as a Family Support Group facilitato
- Must commit to arriving on time and completing every day of training (time/days listed below). Your NAMI affiliate may be billed for costs incurred by last-minute cancellations.
- Willingness to adhere to NAMI Family Support Group Facilitator policies and to facilitate each meeting as prescribed by NAMI National and the approved curriculum.
- Commitment to communicate with NAMI Ohio state office as requested.
- Commitment to provide group participant data to NAMI Ohio as required.
- Willingness to identify potential new facilitators from your group.
- Willingness to encourage participants to become NAMI members.
- Must receive approval/endorsement form your local NAMI affiliate and/or NAMI Ohio.
- I am at a point in my life where I am familiar and comfortable with the emotional issues families face with relatives affected by a mental illness.
- I can self-disclose about my own feelings of guilt, anger, shame, ambivalence, and grief regarding my life situation.
- I am willing to participate in an intensive Saturday & Sunday training in accordance with NAMI standards.
- I am committed to make myself available to facilitate a regularly scheduled Family Support Group in accordance with the needs of my affiliate and/or NAMI Ohio for the next Two Years, if asked to do so. I understand that this commitment is for a support group scheduled at least once per month.
- I will work with my local affiliate and/or NAMI Ohio to market and offer a regularly scheduled Family Support Group within 3 months of this training.
- I understand that TWO facilitators are necessary for a support group session.
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