Education and Training
Parents & Caregivers
The LINKS Center, Inc. is dedicated to the support and education of family members and caregivers of those who have a mental illness. Family members play an important role in the recovery process and have their own needs for support services. The LINKS Center, Inc. provides education and training in the areas of advocacy and self care.
In keeping with our mission, our primary function at The LINKS Center is to provide support and assistance to parents and caregivers of children with emotional and behavioral health care needs. We offer help namely through parent-to-parent support services.
NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people living with mental illness. It is a designated evidenced-based program. NAMI Family-to-Family is taught by NAMI-trained family members who have been there, and includes presentations, discussion and interactive exercises.
NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for family members, caregivers and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness. Gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar circumstances.
NAMI’s Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model, ensuring everyone has an opportunity to be heard and to get what they need.
Free of cost to participants
Designed for adult loved ones (18+) of individuals living with mental illness
Led by family members of individuals living with mental illness
Meets weekly or monthly
No specific medical therapy or medication is endorsed or recommended
DO YOU: BUILDING YOUTH RESILIENCE THROUGH CREATIVE EXPRESSION
DO YOU addresses youth violence, dating and sexual violence, sexual harassment, and bullying by confronting its root causes and enhancing protective factors (also referred to as building resilience) to promote positive development and healthy relationships for age 13-16 years old. The UnCurriculum (the facilitator’s guide for DO YOU uses primary prevention principles and creative expression in a strategy intended to prevent violence before it starts.
Circle Groups: Girls / Mother and Daughters
A structured support group for girls from 9-18 years which integrates relational theory, resiliency practices, and skills training. Designed to increase positive connection, strengths, and competence in girls.