Free Class for Parents of Children with Mental Health Conditions

Free Class for Parents of Children with Mental Health Conditions

More About Free Class for Parents of Children with Mental Health Conditions

Do you have a child under the age of 18 with mental health struggles?

We have a new NAMI BASICS CLASS starting in October in Westport. BASICS is a FREE, 6-session program for parents and family caregivers of children and teens under the age of 18 who are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition or who have already been diagnosed.

The class covers:
Introduction to the stages of emotional reactions of the family to the mental health condition; including crisis, shock, denial, grief and acceptance.
Current research related to the biology of mental health conditions and the evidence-based, most effective treatment strategies available, including medications used to treat mental health challenges in children and adolescents.
Problem solving, listening and communication skills.
Information about the systems that are major players in the lives of children and adolescents with mental illness – the school system and the mental health system.
Exposure to personal record keeping systems that have proven to be effective for parents/caregivers in their interactions with the school and healthcare systems.
Information on planning for crisis management and relapse.
Information on locating appropriate supports and services within the community to build a community of support for the parent/caregiver.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED. To register, please contact Evan at or 203-273-7226.

Tags: local events, child under the age of 18 with mental health struggles

Event Details

Date: October 15, 2019
Time: 9:00am

Westport Library
20 Jesup Road
Westport CT 06880

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