406-256-2001 info@namibillings.org

An education program specifically for parents and other family caregivers of children and adolescents experiencing a mental health condition.

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 trained leaders with lived experience.

WHEN: Tuesdays, Oct 12 – Nov 16, 2021
6:30 – 8:30 pm (check-in for children begins at 6:15)

WHERE: Family Tree Center—2520 5th Ave. S
(Located in the Walla Walla University building. Look for the white Family Tree Center banner on the chain link fence. The parking lot is on 6th Ave. South and S. 26th St.)

FREE childcare and children’s meals provided.
(The Basics class is in the Walla Walla University building, and childcare is
down the hall in the Family Tree Center).

Limit of 10 attendees
MASKS REQUIRED for adults and children 6+

Please register on our home page.


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