NAMI Main Line PA is hosting a virtual forum in partnership with 1847Financial entitled, “Future Care and Financial Planning for Individuals with Special Needs: What Every Caregiver needs to Know” from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, January 29, 2023 on Zoom. In this forum, presenter Pat Bergmaier, CFP®, ChSNC®, will provide an overview of financial & estate planning for families that have dependents with special needs. He will address critical areas of concern, such as navigating and maximizing government benefits through an overview of programs such as SSI/SSDI, Waivers & Social Security. The presentation will also address important estate planning considerations such as Wills, Special Needs Trusts, and the differences between Guardianship and Powers of Attorney. Finally, it will make attendees aware of how special needs financial planning is different than traditional financial planning. Strategies will be presented to address funding of special needs trusts, tax planning considerations, and ensuring quality of life and lifetime care are maintained for loved ones. Our goal is to make sure attendees learn the importance of integrating all the necessary pieces into one cohesive plan, so the vision they have for their child’s life can become a reality, whether they are here or not. Click here to register.
NAMI Main Line Support Groups
Our Havertown NAMI Family Support Group is a free, confidential group of families helping other families who live with mental health challenges. This group meets in-person on the third Tuesday of the month from 7 to 8:30 pm. The next meeting will be on January 17. For more information or if you are new to the group, please contact Nora at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group for adults living with mental illness on meets on Tuesday evenings on Zoom. Please contact Danielle Sulpizio at (484) 880-0660 or Ed Kane at (484) 744-0860 for more information.
Our Parent Peer Support Group for parents with a middle school through young adult child meets weekly on Wednesday evenings via Zoom. If you are interested in joining this support group, please email Nancy.
For more information about our other support groups, please go to https://namimainlinepa.org/
Other Upcoming Events
Pennsylvania Care Partnership will host,”Belonging, the Flip Side of Adversity” on Thursday, January 12, from 2:30 – 4 p.m. online. This presentation is the first in a series of three virtual presentations hosted by the PA Care Partnership this winter. Dr. Vierdre Jackson will discuss belonging in a post-pandemic world. Dr. Veirdre Jackson is CEO/ Founder of Living Strong Consulting. She is an award-winning author, educator, and entrepreneur recognized as a leading educational trainer in trauma-informed practices and cultural competence. Through her experiences with systems-based approaches to Trauma Awareness and Competency Development, the Resiliency Approach, and Positive Behavior and Intervention Strategies, she has harnessed her passion for building organizational resilience and personal strength on behalf of youth, families, and educational professionals. To register, go to https://tinyurl.com/43ted5fu. For questions, please contact Nancy Massey at email@example.com.
Youth Mental Health Conference Registration Now Open
Registration is now open for NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania’s 2023 Child, Adolescent, and Transition Age Youth Mental Health Conference, Pursuit of Perfection and the Impact on Youth Mental Health. The conference will take place on Friday, Feb. 10, 2023, at The Westin Pittsburgh. This conference will address the research and trends related to perfectionism, the challenges young people are facing, and how adults can offer support in reframing the concept.