NAMI Basics is the new education program for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illnesses. The program was designed around elements that have been extensively field-tested and found to be highly effective, including:
- Recognition of mental illness as a continuing traumatic event for the child & family
- Sensitivity to the subjective emotional issues faced by family caregivers and siblings
- Recognition of the need to help improve the day-to-day burdens of care and management
- Gaining confidence and stamina for what can be a lifelong role of family understanding and support
- Empowerment of family caregivers as effective advocates for their children
All instruction and course materials are FREE to class participants!
The NAMI Basics Course will address the following:
- Current information about ADHD, Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Childhood Schizophrenia and Substance Abuse Disorders;
- Current research related to the biology of mental illness and the evidence-based, most effective treatment strategies available, including medications used to treat mental illness in children and adolescents;
- Specific workshops to learn problem solving, listening and communication skills;
- Strategies that have been found helpful in handling challenging behaviors;
- Information about the systems that are major players in the lives of children and adolescents with mental illness – the school system and the mental health system.
Free CHILD CARE available on-site.
Light meal served at each class.
Teachers: Cassondra Davis and April Rigg
Pre-register by Monday, November 20, 2017
(520) 459-3228 or email:firstname.lastname@example.org
NAMI Southeastern Arizona, Cenpatico Integrated Care,
and Arizona Community Foundation
Additional classes will be;
Sonoita Fairgrounds Pioneer Hall, Sonoita, Arizona
Nov 29, Dec 4, 5, 11, 13