NAMI Basics course offered for parents, caregivers of adolescents

NAMI Basics is a no-cost 6-week course for parents, foster parents and primary caregivers of adolescents who are exhibiting signs or symptoms of a mental health condition. Course runs through July 6th. Foster parent CEU credit is available. This is an online video conference meeting via Zoom. Because we value your safety and privacy only registered attendees may access the course. Video recording is not allowed.

To register, please call NAMI at 563-386-7477 Ext.266 (M-F, 10-2) or online: Registration ends May 29 at 2 p.m.

Foster parents are eligible to obtain credit training hours. (2.5 hours for 6 weeks = 15 hours).

This nationally-developed program is made possible by the investment of the Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine and the Muscatine Health Support Granting Fund. NAMI is partnering with the Muscatine Department of Public Health to promote early detection and treatment for mental health conditions.

This course is taught by trained parents or caregivers who have similar lived experiences with their own children and allows families to connect, learn, and empower themselves to overcome new challenges.

Course Topics Include:

  • The impact mental health conditions can have on the whole family
  • Available professional help, treatment options and therapies
  • Resources to help navigate school and justice systems
  • How to advocate for your child’s rights and to prepare and respond to crisis situations

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