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Parent class on children with behavioral challenges
FAMILIES NEED HELP TO COPE with Mental Health Issues!
This September, the National Alliance on Mentall Illness (NAMI) will be offering two very special "FREE" educational programs: "Family to Family" designed for families with a young adult or ault family member struggling with a major brain disorder, including PTSD. Parents, siblings, spouses, partners and grand parents are all included. "NAMI - BASICS", the second class, is specially designed for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental health issues and behavioral chanllenges identified before the age of 13. These 2 classes will help families cope with the impact these disorders have on their loved ones and the entire family. The programs are peer led, meaning they are taught by trained teacahers who are themselves parents/family caregivers of children and family members living with these disorders.
NAMI: "Family to Family" This program is being offered in partnership with the Veteran's Administration in efforts to reach out to more veteran families in our communities but is open to all. This course is in depth and will run for 12 consecutive weeks. It has been taught for over 25 years and over 300,000 people in the USA have completed this course. Attendance is held in strict confidence. Workshops in problem solving, listening and communication skills are highlighted. Biology of illnesses, current reasearch and effective tratment strategies of recovery are explored. Offered in Bedford MA - at the Bedford VA Medical Center, Wed evening 7-9:30 PM - Starts Sept 12 - Nov 28th, Call co-teacher Tom - 978.618.7521
NAMI Basics: The course consists of seven (7) consecutive classes. Current information about Attention Deficit Disorder, Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Conduct disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Childhood Schizophrenia will be covered. You will learn about methods of working with both the school system and the mental health system and have exposure to personal record keeping mentods that have proven to be effective for parents in their interactions with these systems. Also, emphasis on personal advocacy for your child in locating appropriate supports and services within the community will be covered. Offered in Concord, MA Tues evenings 7-9:30 PM. Start date Sept 11-23. Call co teachers Dee 978.697.3441 or Judy 978.264.4291
NAMI: Central Middlesex