F2F - Family to Family

NAMI in-person Family-to-Family classes are now being offered in various communities around the state. Please contact your local NAMI affiliate to learn if an in-person Family-to-Family class will be available in your area.  Virtual classes will continue to be offered and are open to everyone regardless of his/her location.       

F2F Class Schedule and Locations

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  • F2F Class Schedule & locations

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 8-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions. It is a designated evidenced-based program. This means that research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to a person with a mental health condition.

NAMI Family-to-Family is taught by NAMI-trained family members who have been there, and includes presentations, discussions and interactive exercises.

In the program, you’ll learn about:

  • How to solve problems and communicate effectively
  • Taking care of yourself and managing your stress
  • Supporting your loved one with compassion
  • Finding and using local supports and services
  • Up-to-date information on mental health conditions and how they affect the brain
  • How to handle a crisis
  • Current treatments and therapies
  • The impact of mental health conditions on the entire family

 

The Family-to-Family course balances education and skill training with self-care, emotional support, and empowerment. 

Important components of this course are:

  • Information on mental disorders including: Schizophrenia, Schizo-affective Disorder, Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder (Manic-depressive Disorder), Borderline Personality Disorder, Panic Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Co-Occurring Brain Disorders (mental illness and combined substance abuse)
  • Biology of the brain, including new research findings
  • Coping skills; handling crisis and relapse
  • Listening and communication techniques
  • Problem solving and limit setting; rehabilitation
  • Empathy: understanding the actual experience of people suffering from mental illness
  • Self-care; learning how to recognize normal emotional reactions among families; how to deal with chronic worry and stress
  • Basic information about medications and their side effects
  • Information about connecting with appropriate community services and community supports
  • Advocacy: Getting better services, fighting discrimination

2022 Family to Family Class Schedule

NAMI ARAPAHOE/DOUGLAS COUNTIES
(Littleton, Englewood, Parker, Highlands Ranch, Castle Rock, Centennial, etc.)
For more information or to register for the Family-to-Family course,
please complete the online NAMI Family-to-Family Registration form
or call 303-991-7688 
NAMI AURORA 
 For information or to register for the next Family-to-Family course,
please contact bethdoc99@gmail.com 
NAMI BOULDER/BROOMFIELD
(Louisville, Longmont, etc)  
For information or to register for the next Family-to-Family course,
Please call 303-443-4591 or email
education@namibouldercounty.org
NAMI COLORADO SPRINGS

For information or to register for our next Family-to-Family class, please call 719.473.8477 or email  familysupport@namicos.org.
For information on NAMI, please visit our website at  namicoloradosprings.org

Registration is REQUIRED.

 NAMI DENVER 

To learn when the next Family to Family class will be offered in Denver

please call 303-504-6545 or email namidenver@gmail.com

NAMI CHAFFEE COUNTY
(Salida, Buena Vista)

NAMI Chaffee County and NAMI Southeast Colorado will offer a

free virtual 8-week NAMI Family-to-Family Education Course.

For more information, please call 719-315-4975 or email namisoutheastco@gmail.com

 

NAMI HIGH COUNTRY COLORADO
(Breckenridge, Leadville, Frisco, Dillon, etc.)
For information or to register for the next NAMI High Country
Colorado Family to Family course, please contact
Sheila Brockmeier at 303-917-9131 or s.brockmeier@comcast.net
 
NAMI JEFFERSON COUNTY
(Serving Jefferson, Clear Creek and Gilpin counties)
NAMI Jeffco offers the Family-to-Family course in Wheat Ridge,
Littleton (Sw Plaza area) and Evergreen. 

Tuesdays from August 23, 2022 through October 11th, 2022

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

In person and virtual available

Location is Jefferson Country Mental Health Building 4851 Independence Street

and on zoom link

Contact Marne to sign up marne@talentdenver.com or by cell phone 720-207-8400

 
SOUTHWEST COLORADO – LA PLATA COUNTY (DURANGO)
For information or to Register for the next
Family-to-Family course in Durango, please
contact Wayne at 303-378-0547
or email wbarnard64@gmail.com. 
 
NAMI LARIMER COUNTY
(Fort Collins)
For information or to register for the next Family- to-Family course
in Larimer County, please email Wayne at: wkever@comcast.net
NAMI San Miguel/Ouray

Registration required.

For information or to register, please go to: https://tchnetwork.org/nami-class-registration/

 
NAMI ROARING FORK
(Glenwood Springs, Snowmass. etc)
For information or to register for the next Family to Family course in the Glenwood Springs area,
please contact Lynne Jammaron at 970-618-2574 or lynnejammaron@gmail.com
 
NAMI SOUTHEAST COLORADO
(Canon City, Pueblo, La Junta, Lamar)     

                                    NAMI Southeast Colorado and NAMI Chaffee County will offer a                                         

free virtual 8-week NAMI Family-to-Family Education Course

Register in advance for this meeting at:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMkdeCprDgsHNaRnJO7G8tzgqqZuVMOOn8L

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

We look forward to meeting you!

For additional information, please contact NAMI Southeast Colorado at 719-315-4975 or namisoutheastco@gmail.com

 
NAMI WESTERN SLOPE
(Grand Junction, Fruita, Montrose, Delta)