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Family-to-Family VA Webinar Tool Box

For the past 3 years, NAMI has welcomed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Veterans Health Administration focused on our joint efforts to bring the evidence-based F2F to large VA hospital centers.  As a result, the MOU will soon be renewed for another three years.

This fall NAMI’s Education, Training and Peer Support Center is offering a series of F2F/VA Webinars for NAMI affiliate leaders, F2F teachers, and VA representatives.  They will hear about best practices from some of the most successful F2F/VA MOU project sites and learn how to start classes at VA hospitals, VA medical centers and Vet centers.  Upon completion of each Webinar, it will be housed on the NAMI Web site in the F2F section so that anyone interested in helping to bring this valuable program to families of veterans can readily access it.  By the end of the year, there will be five F2F/VHA presentations in our Webinar tool box.

The final two Webinars for the year are listed below.  If you would like to register, please contact

Monday, Nov. 29, 2:00 EST - The NAMI Georgia/VA model project.

You will hear from Jean Dervan, NAMI Georgia Education Program Director and Dr. Elizabeth Bass, Local Recovery Coordinator for the  VA Medical Center about their successful collaboration to launch Family-to-Family which has led to start-up of Peer-to-Peer classes and Connection support group.

Tuesday, Dec. 7, 4:00 EST – NAMI Kern County’s FRONT LINE project. 

Celebrate Pearl Harbor Day and hear aboutFront Line, NAMI Kern County's creation to Outreach to the Veterans, their families and loved ones in the community.  Hear about this exciting model project from Russ Sempell, President and Patrice Maniaci, VP & Peer Coordinator of NAMI Kern County. A recent class at the West Los Angeles VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic had 1/3 of the class referred by Front Line.


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