Signature Program Training for Affiliates

NAMI signature programs are all peer-led and utilize a ‘train the trainer’ model. They are each built around structured manuals to ensure fidelity to each program model and require participation in extensive training workshops to become certified to lead each program.  NAMI Illinois provides training on NAMI Signature Programs for affiliate members.    Now is the time to start recruiting and screening participants.

Please note the Deadline for each training registration will be one month prior to the training date.

Learn About Specific Program Requirements 

NAMI Illinois’ goal is to have each training break even.  Registration fees for each training will be no more than $225 per person.  

The registration fee covers:    Training materials, fees associated with location costs, trainer expenses, lunch and breaks.

Your registration fee does NOT cover: Travel costs overnight lodging, breakfast or dinner.


2017/2018 Signature Program Training Schedule


Program Date Location
Familia a Familia July 28-30, 2017 Wheaton
Ending the Silence August 19 2017 Chicago
Family to Family September 29 – October 1, 2017 Wheaton
Family Support October 28 – 29, 2017 Wheaton
Connection November 18 & 19, 2017 Rockford
Family to Family November 17 – 19,2017 Champaign
Connection March 2018 Central Illinois
Family to Family April 2018 Northern Illinois
Peer to Peer May 2018 Northern Illinois
Family Support June 2018 Southern Illinois
Basics July 2018 Northern Illinois
In Our Own Voice July 2018 Central Illinois
Familia a Familia August 2018 Chicago Illinois
Family to Family September 2018 Central Illinois


Download training applications:



Connection Recovery Support Group

Family to Family                            de Familia-to-Familia

Family Support

In Our Own Voice

Peer to Peer