We encourage parents and caregivers of children and adolescents diagnosed with mental health conditions to participate in our NAMI Basics course. This course is designed to help parents navigate the systems that support children and youth diagnosed with mental and behavioral health problems. The course is led by two (2) trained teachers who follow an evidence-based curriculum and who have lived-experience in communicating with healthcare professionals, school staff and extended family members while facing the symptoms related to various mental health diagnoses.
NAMI Basics Courses
NAMI Greater Houston offers the course in English and Spanish.
NAMI Basics is available both in person and online through NAMI Basics OnDemand. Classes usually engage 10-15 parents with 2 certified teachers. You can join any class listed that fits your schedule.
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What to Expect (at In-Person courses)?
NAMI Basics is the new signature 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 show signs and symptoms of mental illness between the ages of 0-18. The course consists of six classes, each lasting for 2 ½ hours.
The course includes: