Educational Programs

Program Contacts

  • Interim Director of Programs, NAMI Smarts Coordinator: Nellie Mendoza, nmendoza@namiep.org
  • Family-to-Family, Basics Coordinator:  Alejandra Valdez, avaldez@namiep.org
  • In Our Own Voice (IOOV), Peer-to-Peer, Parents & Teachers as Allies Coordinator:  Denise Uga, duga@namiep.org
  • Office Manager, NAMI Family & Friends Coordinator, NAMI Provider: Jennifer Krautkremer, jkrautkremer@namiep.org
  • Outreach & Fundraising Events Coordinator (NAMIWalks):  Isidro Torres, itorres@namiep.org
  • Volunteer/ Intern Coordinator, Support Group Coordinator:  Brenna Bandstra, bbandstra@namiep.org

A free 6-session course for adult parents and caregivers of children and adolescents formally or not yet diagnosed with a mental health condition. These may include ADD/ADHD, autism spectrum, depression, bipolar disorder, panic disorder, and other mental health conditions. Caregivers of children and adolescents affected by a mental health condition teach this 2½-
hour course.

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Un curso gratuito de 6-clases para adultos que son padres o que cuidan de niños y adolescentes con o sin diagnóstico formal de una condición de salud mental, como déficit de atención con o sin hiperactividad, autismo, trastorno bipolar o de pánico, y otras condiciones de salud mental. Esta clase de 2½ horas es impartida por personas que cuida de niños y adolescentes con una condición de salud mental.


A free 12-session course for adult family members, caregivers, and friends of adults living with a mental health condition such as schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder. Individuals who know someone affected by a mental health condition teach this 2½-hour course.

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Un curso gratuito de 12 clases para adultos que son familiares o aquellas personas que cuidan de personas con una condición de salud mental tal como esquizofrenia, depresión, trastorno bipolar, ansiedad, o estrés post-traumático. Esta clase de 2½ horas es impartida por personas que tienen un ser querido con una condición de salud mental.


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In Our Own Voice is a 60-90 minute presentation of speakers’ personal stories to illustrate the reality of living with a mental health condition, that offers insight into the hope and possibility of recovery. Open to the general public as well as special groups, such as educators, consumers, providers, and lawenforcement.

En Nuestra Propia Voz es una presentación de 60 a 90 minutos de experiencias personales para ilustrar la realidad de lo que es vivir con una condición de salud mental para entender la esperanza y la posibilidad de recuperación. Abierta al público en general, así como grupos especiales como educadores, consumidores, proveedores y oficiales de la ley.


A free 10-session course for adults with a mental health condition who are looking to better understand their condition and journey toward recovery. Trained teams of people who are living in recovery of a mental health condition teach this 2-hour course.

De-Persona-a-Persona es un curso gratuito de 10 clases para adultos con algún tipo de condición de salud mental que estén buscando mejorar su conocimiento sobre su condición y el camino hacia la recuperación. Esta clase de 2 horas es impartida por personas que viven en recuperación de una condición de salud mental.


A 90-minute on-site presentation led by a team consisting of a young adult with a mental health condition, a parent, and a teacher. The program covers early warning signs, mental health, and how to link to community services quickly.

Padres y Maestros como Aliados es una presentación de 90 minutos dirigida por un equipo que consiste de un joven con una condición de salud mental, un padre de familia y un educador. El programa cubre señales tempranas de advertencia, salud mental, y cómo enlazarse con los servicios comunitarios de manera rápida.


A free, 4-hour seminar that informs and supports family members, partners, friends and significant others who have loved ones with a mental health condition. Participants learn about diagnoses, treatment, recovery, communication strategies, crisis preparation and NAMI resources. Seminar leaders are also family members and know what it is like to have a loved one with a mental health condition.


The NAMI Smarts Grassroots Advocacy Training Program is a modular, practice-based program that helps people living with mental illness, friends and family transform their passion and lived experience into skillful grassroots advocacy.


An in-service training that introduces mental health professionals to the unique perspectives of individuals living with mental illness and their families. A trained team, that includes a mental health professional who lives with a mental health condition or is a family member, a family member of an individual living with a mental health condition and an individual with a mental health condition who is now in recovery, lead this training as either a one-time 4-hour seminar or a 5-day class.


How To Register

Click on the “Events” menu to view the dates and times of support groups. There is no need to preregister for support groups.

For general information: Contact the NAMI El Paso office at office@namiep.org or call (915) 778-5726 or (915) 534-5478

 

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