FREE NAMI BASICS Workshops for Parents/Caregivers of Children and Teens with:
ADD/ADHD , PTSD, RAD, OCD, ODD, Depression, Bipolar, Asperger’s, Autism, Schizophrenia
A program of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness
These 6 week workshops have valuable information to help parents support children & teens with behavioral differences, while maintaining their own well-being. The course is taught by a team of trained NAMI family members who know what it’s like to have a child struggling with one of these brain disorders. Topics covered will be the ‘no fault’ approach, getting an accurate diagnosis, overview of treatment options, the impact on family, communication, crisis management, systems involved with your child, record keeping, advocating & team building for you & your child.
Meets for 6 sessions FREE OF COST
Designed for parents and other family caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illness.
Taught by a team of trained teachers who are family caregivers of individuals who developed symptoms of mental illness as children.
Provides critical information and strategies related to care-giving.
Incorporates presentations, discussion and interactive exercises.
Why You Should Attend:
A toolkit of information
Up-to-date information on a range of mental illnesses and their impact on the brain.
Current research on treatments including evidence-based therapies, medications and side effects.
Preparation for interactions with the mental health care system, school system and juvenile justice system.
Training in preparedness and emotional resiliency
Skills related to managing crises, solving problems and communicating effectively.
Strategies for self-care and for navigating the challenges presented by mental illness for each family member.
Empowerment as an effective advocate for your child.
Confidence and stamina for life-long understanding and support.
Perhaps most importantly, as a participant you can gain comfort in knowing you are not alone. Recovery is a journey and there is hope for all families and individuals dealing with a brain disorder. The in-person group experience of NAMI Basics provides the opportunity for mutual support and positive impact. You can experience compassion and reinforcement from people who relate to your experiences. Through your participation, you have the opportunity to help others grow.
Please contact Marcus Boyd at 901-725-0305 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to register as space is limited. Class to start October 8th , 2019
3729 S. Hickory Ridge Mall
Memphis, TN 38115
You or someone you love has a mental illness. That’s why there’s NAMI