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NAMI Basics is a NAMI National Signature Education Program for
Parents and Caregivers of Children and Adolescents living with a mental illness.
 
We are currently enrolling participants for the following Basic classes:
Tustin, Thursday evenings beginning Thursday, February 9th, 2017
(Additional Spring options are currently being planned.)
 
 
 
CLICK HERE TO APPLY TO BE CONTACTED FOR THE NEXT NAMI BASICS COURSE
 
 
The NAMI Basics course consists of:

Six – 2 ½ hour sessions to be held weekly
The six session course is taught by trained teachers who are also parents / caregivers of individuals who developed the symptoms of mental illness in childhood. The course provides the fundamentals a caregiver needs to care for themselves, their family, and their child who is living with a mental illness.
The course elements include:
  • The trauma of mental illness for the child and the family
  • The biology of mental illness & getting an accurate diagnosis
  • The latest research on the medical aspects of the illness and advances in treatment
  • An overview of treatment options-treatment works!
  • The impact of a child’s mental illness on the rest of the family (caregivers & siblings)
  • An overview of the systems involved in caring for children and teens and the importance of record keeping