NFSTAC offers an array of family support technical assistance events at no cost to participants. The events are open to the public and are geared for families, the family support workforce including family peer specialists, mental health providers, behavioral health providers, addiction specialists, educators, systems leaders, and policy-makers who are interested in family support and engagement. NFSTAC encourages you to take part in these exciting opportunities.


Upcoming Events


Thursday, February 3, 2022

Join us for Family Connections - a virtual community for parents and caregivers who support loved ones facing substance use and/or mental health challenges. We meet the first Thursday of every month from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. ET. February's topic is "How to Find the Right Campus Supports for Your Student Experiencing Mental Health or Substance Use." February's topic will be "How to Find the Right Campus Supports for Your Student Experiencing Mental Health or Substance Use."



Wednesday, February 16, 2022

This webinar will describe the early and broad factors that influence a child’s risk and resilience for substance use and addiction and what is needed to more effectively address these issues going forward. Learn more about our speakers and learning objectives at the registration link below.

Substance Use: An Earlier and Broader Approach

Recent Events

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Wednesday December 1, 2021

Join us and the E4 Center for Behavioral Health Disparities in Aging for a rich presentation and discussion with a national expert in aging and a parent/caregiver expert on families with the lived experience caring for an older adult who struggles with mental illness.

Families Aging
with Mental Health and Substance Use


Advocacy Webinar

March 10, 2021

Learn how you can advocate for policies that support families and individuals impacted by mental health and substance use. Families, make your voices heard!

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Self-Care Webinar

April 7 and 14, 2021

This webinar will help participants understand, express and cope with their emotions and create a self-care plan to develop resilience in the face of uncertainty and circumstances that change daily.


Lifespan Family Support Series

May 27 and June 24, 2021

Join us for a 3-part series on supporting families whose children experience mental health and/or substance use challenges through the lifespan.

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Stabilizing Housing: A
2-Part Series

September 30 and October 21, 2021

Join us and the HHRC for important information about homelessness and the supports available to help regain housing stability for families whose children experience mental health challenges.

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Next Steps in Family Peer Support

November 3rd, 2021

The 3-hour training was designed to support Family Peer Specialists (FPS) by providing best practice tools and ideas for their work in this new environment.


Wednesday October 20th, 2021

Learn important information for families and caregivers about the privacy protections for substance use disorder (SUD) and mental health (MH) information.

Substance Use
Disorder and Mental Health Privacy Rights for Individuals and Families

To access all of our webinars in one place, visit our YouTube channel.

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Looking for additional training and support? We encourage you to visit the National Federation of Families' webinars page to learn about events being offered nationally that address mental health and substance use and other topics

related to the needs of families and the family peer support workforce.