NAMI Basics is an education program for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illnesses. The NAMI Basics course is taught by trained teachers who are the parent or other caregivers of individuals who developed the symptoms of mental illness prior to the age of 13 years.
The course consists of six classes, each lasting for 2 ½ hours. Classes may be offered weekly for six consecutive weeks, or may be offered twice per week for three weeks to accommodate hectic schedules. All instruction materials are FREE to participants.
If you’re interested in taking a class, review the current schedule of classes offered below and please contact the teacher listed to get details. Preregistration is required since space is limited. If you’re interested in taking a class, and none are available in your area, please contact Judi Maguire, Director of Children and Adolescent Programs at 800-370-9085 or email@example.com.
7:00 – 9:30 pm
March 18 -
Dee Feeba: cell 978-697-3441
Judy Melillo at 978-264-4291
April 3 – May 8
Deb Pacheco firstname.lastname@example.org
Martha Heassler email@example.com
or 978 337 9900
Se reune semanalmente de 6 a 8:30 de la noche
por seis semanas Empieza el 3 de marzo
Descargue el folleto:
|llame a María Gerena a 413-210-7590|
9:45 am – 12:15 pm
Beth Crevier 508-478-8436 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Cindy Scrimgeour 508-482-0640
April 3 – May 8
Mlmollica@comcast.net or 617-510-9165
Do you want to teach NAMI Basics?
NAMI Massachusetts, the state organization of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is offering a free training to parents who would like the opportunity to reach out to other parents. You should be in a position to be able to teach the program to others for six weeks on a voluntary basis. If you are interested, please contact Judi Maguire, Director of Children and Adolescent Programs at (617) 580-8541 x 211 or email@example.com. Basics teachers need to have cared for their child with Mental Illness, and be prepared to share their experiences with others. You will need to fill out an application form and be interviewed by one of the class instructors.
NAMI is pleased to announce the publication of a recent research study on the NAMI Basics Education Program in the Journal of Child and Family Studies. The study was conducted in collaboration with NAMI Mississippi and NAMI Tennessee between 2008 and 2010 and found that NAMI Basics produces “significant improvement” for families in communication and coping skills. Specifically, the study found that:
What are the goals of the NAMI Basics program?
What does the course include?
NAMI Basics is now available in 36 states. To see the complete study please visit the NAMI Basics Web page. For more information about the NAMI Basics education program click here: