Education for caregivers of children, teens with emotional difficulties offered

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The Yolo chapter of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) is offeringthe NAMI Basics education program, designed for parents and other caregivers of children and youth who experience emotional and behavioral difficulties. Classes will be held in Woodland three consecutive Saturdays, May 5-18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Course materials are provided at no charge to participants.

The class helps caregivers learn about the major childhood mental health disorders and current approaches to treatment. Participantslearnto manage treatments, gain tools to manage medication, handle crisis and relapse, talk to mental health providers and navigate the school systems. Guidance to help locate appropriate supports and services is provided.

The class is team taught by two NAMI trained parents who know what caregivers are going through because they’ve been there. Through Basics, families find out that they’re not alone. Recovery is a journey, and there is hope. The small group setting helps to create an environment where mutual support and sharing takes place. Participants receive compassion and reinforcement and help others by sharing their own experience.

See the NAMI Yolo website,, for further information.

To register, contact NAMI-Yolo, 530-756-8181 or


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