Upcoming Trainings

NAMI CA Statewide Program Training Tentative Schedule
(July 2018-December 2018)

NAMI CA is excited to announce our Statewide Program Trainings for the 2018 year. The dates below are tentative and may change. If your affiliate is interested in sending candidates to the trainings below, please contact the main contact staff overseeing the training. (information below). The staff member will provide you with the Statewide Training Application which will need to be turned back in to NAMI CA for the review process of candidates.

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NOTE: NAMI CA PEER-TO-PEER STATE TRAINING POSTPONE TO 11/17/2018 – 11/18/2018, Saturday and Sunday

New Location will be Sacramento, CA. The new training format will require an online training and 1.5 days in-person training days. NAMI CA will cover lodging costs and partial travel reimbursement. Please keep up to date with our NAMI newsletter for further updates. We will still be receiving Peer to Peer applications until October 8th, 2018 at 8″30AM. The training will accept up to 15 participants. All applications must be followed up with your local affiliate’s recommendation. Please visit http://namica.org/programs/peer/peer-to-peer/ for more details and the application.

For any questions, please contact Thao at thao@namica.org.


Program: Family to Family Statewide Training – FULL – Registration Closed
Date: September 21 – 23, 2018
Location: Placerville, CA
NAMI CA Staff Contact: Serena Durand
Email: serena@namica.org

Program: Peer to Peer Statewide Training – POSTPONED

October 2018

Program: Basics Statewide Training
Date: October 2018
Location: San Diego, CA
NAMI CA Staff Contact: Serena Durand
Email: serena@namica.org

November 2018

Program: Family Support Group Statewide Training
Date: November 2018
Location: Shasta County
NAMI CA Staff Contact: Serena Durand
Email: serena@namica.org

December 2018

Program: Familia a Familia Statewide Training
Date: December 2018
Location: San Luis Obispo County
NAMI CA Staff Contact: Serena Durand
Email: serena@namica.org


Training Applications

These applications apply to the training programs detailed below:

Basics Application (PDF DOC)

F2F Teacher Application (PDF DOC)

Peer-to-Peer Mentor Application (PDF DOC)

Connection Facilitator Application (PDF DOC)

Family Support Group Facilitator Application (PDF DOC)

Fact Sheet from NAMI California Family and Peer Programs Department (PDF)



*Important Note:  There will be additional trainings offered for all the programs above. These workshops will be hosted by affiliates and sponsored by NAMI California in the form of small grants. Interested affiliates should contact Zuleima@namica.org for details on how to apply for a grant. Trainings will be announced in your region as they become available.

NAMI support group trainings are for NAMI members to become facilitators of a support group. The education trainings are for members desiring to become teachers or mentors of an education program. Upon graduation, the affiliate makes arrangements with the graduate to teach the class.

Qualifications for training: Interested parties should be NAMI members in good standing and ideally have graduated from the same education program they intend to teach. A participant also needs to be recommended by their local NAMI chapter. Additional qualifications will apply. Please ask your NAMI affiliate to contact Programs Manager Zuleima Flores at Zuleima@namica.org to receive an application via email. Prospective teachers/facilitators should return their applications in a timely manner as these workshops fill quickly.

Need to Report NAMI Class or Training Data? Click on this link: www.nami.org/programdata

Send inquiries to:

NAMI California Office:  (916) 567-0163 

How to Access NAMI Signature Program Extranets, the Education Help Desk and Report Program Data