NAMI: Parent and Young Adult Leadership Retreats (March 17th in Leesburg, VA)


Professional development and networking for young adults or parents/caregivers serving in a peer leadership role around mental health or co-occurring substance use disorder. Each retreat is targeted at offering unique and personalized growth and development for these individuals as they use their lived experience to offer support, education, or advocacy to other youth, young adults, parents or caregivers, or to inform system partners. Attendees include those in paid roles, youth or family support partners, and those in unpaid roles which include youth or college group leaders, support group facilitators, peer advocates, peer education leaders, etc.

Although each retreat will develop specific content in response to needs expressed by young adults or parents/caregivers, there are a few key components you will find at each:

  • Connection, networking, resource sharing
  • Targeted content learning
  • Opportunity to offer input on the direction of the Virginia Family Network and Youth MOVE Virginia

In addition, each retreat is free to those who attend, and lunch will be provided. Travel and childcare stipends are available, as well as lodging for those traveling over 3 hours.


3/17/2018 10:00 AM - 2/17/2018 2:00 PM


Shenandoah University Leesburg 
44160 Scholar Plaza
Leesburg, VA 20176


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