An education program specifically for parents and other family caregivers of childen and adolescents experiencing a mental health condition.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE – RECOVERY IS A JOURNEY – THERE IS HOPE
NAMI Basics is a FREE, 6-week education program for parents and family caregivers of children and teens who are experiencing symptoms of a mental illness or who have already been diagnosed. The program is taught by a trained team with lived experience, and is offered in a group setting so you can connect with other people face-to-face. This group setting provides mutual support and shared positive impact where you can experience compassion and reinforcement from people who understand your situation. You also can help others through your own experience.
NAMI Basics Covers:
- Managing crises, solving problems and communicating effectively
- How to take care of yourself and handle stress
- Developing confidence and stamina to support your child with compassion
- Advocating for your child’s rights at school and in health care settings
- Learning about current treatments, including evidence-based therapies, medications and side effects
- Gaining an overview of the public mental health care, school and juvenile justice systems and supporting resources to help you navigate these systems
- Understanding the challenges and impact of mental health conditions on your entire family