NAMI Yolo Education for caregivers of children and teens with emotional difficulties

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The Yolo chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is offering the 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 West Sacramento six consecutive Tuesdays, Jan. 8 through Feb. 12, 2019, from 6– 9 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. Participants learn to 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 – www.namiyolo.org for further information.   To register please contact NAMI Yolo at 530-756-8181 or friends@namiyolo.org.]]>

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