The fundamentals of caring for you, your family and your child with mental illness
What is NAMI Basics?
NAMI Basics is the new signature education program for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illnesses. The program was developed around elements that have been extensively tested and found to be highly effective in the field, including:
Recognition of mental illness as a continuing traumatic event for the child and the family
Sensitivity to the subjective emotional issues faced by family caregivers and well children in the family
Recognition of the need to help ameliorate the day-to-day objective 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
The NAMI Basics course is taught by trained teachers who are the parent or other caregivers of individuals who developed the symptoms of mental illness prior to the age of 13 years. All instruction and course materials are free to class participants.
For more information Contact Carole Wallace at 805-225-1431