• NAMI Basics Class

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    Name: NAMI Basics Class
    Date: January 13, 2018
    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM CST
    Event Description:
    Class is held at NAMI DuPage in the Community Center in Wheaton.

    Class meets weekly on Saturdays for 6 weeks.

    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 whom have already been diagnosed. NAMI Basics is offered in a group setting so you can connect with other people face-to-face.

    You'll learn the facts about mental health conditions and how best to support your child at home, at school and when they're getting medical care. Last year, 99% of participants told us they would recommend the program to other parents.

    The course is taught by a trained team with lived experience—they know what you're going through because they've been there. The 6-session program provides critical strategies for taking care of your child and learning the ropes of recovery.

    What You’ll Gain
    At NAMI Basics, you'll find out that you're not alone. Recovery is a journey, and there is hope. The group setting of NAMI Basics provides mutual support and shared positive impact—you can experience compassion and reinforcement from people who understand your situation. You also can help others with your own experience.

    NAMI Basics covers:

    Managing crises, solving problems and communicating effectively
    How to take care of yourself and handle stress
    Developing the confidence and stamina to support your child with compassion
    Advocating for your child's rights at school and in health care settings
    Sample Record Keeping System
    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
    Event Media:
    Location:
    NAMI DuPage
    The Community Center
    115 N County Farm Road
    Wheaton, IL 60187
    Date/Time Information:
    1/13/17-2/17/18, 10-12:30pm
    Meets weekly on Saturdays.
    Contact Information:
    Meredith Kober, 630-752-0066
    Fees/Admission:
    Free
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