Do You Have a Child
with Emotional or Behavioral Difficulties?
NAMI Basics for Parents Class provides Education and Support for You, Your Family, and Your Child
FREE, six week course offered for parents or family caregivers of school-age children and adolescents with mental health issues.
•Understanding the illnesses that are causing the behavioral difficulties
• The biology of mental illness; getting an accurate diagnosis—, anxiety disorders, depression, ADD, ODD, OCD, childhood bipolar disorder, and others
• Tools for the toolbox – communication skills, problem solving, crisis preparation, handling challenging behaviors, and the impact on family members
• Record keeping and dealing with the systems your child is involved in school, mental health, and juvenile justice
• Taught by trained teachers who are also the parents of children with emotional or behavioral difficulties
Offered Spring 2017– 2 Locations
Wednesday evenings, 7:00—9:30 pm,
February 15 – March 22, at New Trier Northfield High School
Thursday evenings, 7:00—9:30 pm,
March 2 – April 6, at Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge
Call 847-716-2252 for info and to register.
Commitment to attend the entire six-week course is required.
Participant Perspectives – “This is such a great step-by-step program that walks parents every step of the way. It is as if you are holding their hand through it all.”
“NAMI Basics bridges the gap. It provides help that can’t be found in a doctor’s office.”
Sponsored by NAMI Cook County North Suburban