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What is NAMI Smarts
NAMI Smarts for Advocacy is a popular hands-on advocacy training program that helps people living with a mental health condition, friends and family transform their passion and lived experience into skillful grassroots advocacy.
What should you expect
NAMI Smarts for Advocacy is designed to be taught as a series of three 1-2 hour workshops or modules or as a single full-day training that develop the following skills:
The unique step-by-step, skill-building design of NAMI Smarts is effective with a wide range of participants—from those who are new to advocacy to individuals with more experience. Participants routinely share that they’ve never been able to condense their story or made a clear “ask” and, with NAMI Smarts, they were able to. Lobbyists who represent NAMI State Organizations or mental health coalitions love this program—they see participants come out confident and able to share their story in a way that moves policymakers.
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