NAMI Basics – Thursdays in Des Plaines – NAMI CCNS – Chicagoland Mental Health

NAMI Basics – Thursdays in Des Plaines

NAMI Basics Chicago

Event details

  • Thursday | February 21, 2019
  • 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  • 310 N River Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60016
  • 847-716-2252

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. Classes include:

  • 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

February 21 – March 28, 2019

6:30-9:00 PM

Thursday evenings

at Holy Family of Nazareth in Des Plaines

Call 847-716-2252 for info and to register.  Registration required!

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 Barrington

Sponsored by NAMI Cook County North