NAMI BASICS is a free education program for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents living with emotional and behavioral concerns. This 6 week course is taught by NAMI trained parent volunteers who themselves have children with these issues. Each class lasts 2 1/2 hours.
Topics include neurobiology, diagnoses and treatments, problem – solving, listening and communication skills, accessing services and supports, crisis management, advocacy for your child, and caregiver – “ self – care”.
At NAMI BASICS you will find out you are not alone. The group setting provides mutual support and shared positive impact – You can experience compassion and reinforcement from people who understand your situation. You can also help others with your own personal experiences.
CLASS in SUDBURY starts: Thursday, Oct. 25th, 7 – 9:30 PM
To register contact: Dee at 978.697.3441 or Duncan & Sharon at 978.635.1287
Sponsored by NAMI Massachusetts and NAMI Central Middlesex affiliate
www.namimass.org & http://namicentralmiddlesex.com
At the NAMI National Convention in June 2017 this report – in the works by the National Council on Disability – was announced. You will likely have read press reports about it during the late summer. Use the link above to find the full report of recommendations for Congress, federal agencies, and colleges to improve college mental health services and post-educational outcomes for students with mental health disabilities.
Will you be motivated to reach out to your alma mater, your child’s college/university or a college or university local to you about how they will address these recommendations?
The Peer-to-Peer class in Concord, MA will run from May 16th through August 1st.
For more class details please click the link below:
Concord Peer to Peer May 16
Given concern for the potential impact of today’s weather during the travel times for the Annual Meeting, the meeting has been rescheduled to March 20 at the same location. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
The holidays can be a stressful time just in living an ordinary family life.
For families with a loved one with a mental health condition, this time of year can add still more to an already stressful situation.
Mara Briere of Grow A Strong Family, Inc. will provide guidance for family members on how to make the holidays a more enjoyable time for all involved.
For the details of this event please go to Holiday Coping