We will be offering many educational opportunities for family members in the coming year. Examples may include workshops on recovery and resiliency, boundaries and self-care, suicide prevention, SAMHSA’s version of WRAP, mental health parity, and consumer rights and responsibilities.
Community-based Recovery Supports for Military Service Members, Veterans, and their Families
1hr Webinar hosted by SAMHSA
Thursday, November 30, 2017
SAMHSA’s Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) invites you to a conversation with experts about the support needs of service members and veterans who are in or seeking recovery, as well as the support needs of their families. Experts will discuss strategies for addressing challenges to accessing treatment and recovery supports, approaches to supporting family members, and recommendations for increasing recovery supports within local communities.
Family Support Partners – A Growing Resource for Idaho Families
Free Parent Webinar hosted by Idaho Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
Thursday, December 7th
Sometimes a parent with a “shared experience” can be the most helpful resource when feeling overwhelmed by raising a child with mental health challenges, drawing from their own parenting experience and additional training. Certified Family Support Partners (CFSP) work directly with families in the families’ homes to provide the needed support and education to become knowledgeable about child serving systems, how to become effective advocates for their children, and be better able to access needed services and supports. Learn more about this service, how to become a CFSP and the CFSP’s working in the community.
Family Support Partner Training
A Family Support Partner is an individual who has lived experience with raising a child with a mental health or co-occurring diagnosis. Family Support Partners work with families to help instill hope and build resiliency. They work with families to identify goals and to overcome barriers in completing there goals. Family Support help families to engage in services and support in connecting with natural and professional supports.
Click here for a flyer with upcoming training dates.
For more information and to apply visit Idaho Family Support Training.
NAMI Family to Family Classes
NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 11-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people living with mental illness. It is a designated evidenced-based program. Research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to an individual living with a mental health condition.
Boise, Blackfoot, and Idaho Falls classes start the week of March 6 and end the week of May 22 (11 sessions).
Click here to learn more about Boise classes.
Click here to learn more about Blackfoot and Idaho Falls classes.
Parenting Classes offered through the Nurturing Families Program are available weekly on Tuesdays at two locations:
3pm @ Peer Wellness Center (963 S Orchard St, Boise, ID 83705)
6pm @ The Riverside Office Location (7711 W Riverside Drive, Garden City, Idaho 83714)
Making Self-Care a Priority, presented by Sarah Harris, LCSW
1 hr Webinar hosted by Jannus Inc.
Register and view archived recording.
Do you have a specific presenter or workshop in mind? We’d be happy to do the leg work to bring behavioral health education and awareness to your community! Depending on the activity and required resources, we can help coordinate behavioral health trainings, workshops, and webinars for your audience. We welcome ideas and partnerships to bring opportunities to your area! Feel free to email us about activities you may be offering or are interested in!