NAMIWalks is a nationwide event that was held in 83 communities around the country in 2013. It is the largest anti-stigma effort in Virginia and America. NAMIWalks is a community event that includes more than 100 Walk teams from across Virginia, live music, kid’s activities, food, exhibit booths and prominent recognition of sponsors. NAMI Virginia and VCU Department of Psychiatry are once again working in collaboration this year to make strides to advance the science behind mental wellness.
NAMIWALKS Changing minds ................one step at a time!
Teen mental health and fight stigma. Mental illness is often difficult to diagnose, predict and control. Relative to other illnesses, we know very little about mental illness. more »
The "Training Futures" program came to Innovation Park in Manassas on June 3, 2013. Training Futures is a nationally recognized, workforce development solution with proven results, providing a critical pathway to living-wage jobs for high-potential, underemployed individuals. The Training Futures program has operated successfully for 16 years in Fairfax County. Graduates provide employers a diverse hiring pipeline with the proven ability to adapt to new environments, learn technical skills and work to achieve professional excellence. Now serving the Prince William County area, Training futures is currently recruiting program participants and will employ the same innovative 6-month curriculum in a simulated office environment as in Fairfax County.The curriculum will teach administrative skills, with a healthcare focus, preparing graduates to succeed in any frontline healthcare or administrative environment. Through an agreement with Northern Virginia Community College (NOVACC), participants will receive 21 hours of college credit and a Career Studies Certificate. Classes meet Monday thru Friday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Transportation will be provided from one of the local malls. For additional information about Training Futures, click here. For additional information about the Manassas location, please contact Training Coordinator Suzy Mead at (703)257-6572 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Our third cycle in Manassas will start in July 2014.
In August 2012, NAMI’s Education, Training, and Peer Support Center launched the collaboration between NAMI and Army OneSource (AOS) to bring Treating the Invisible Wounds of War, a no-cost five course online training program, to NAMI State Organizations and NAMI Affiliate leaders to help build awareness of the culture in which the Military, Veterans and their families live and work.