1st Day NAMI Basics Class

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NAMI Basics is a no-cost, 6-session course for parents, foster parents, and primary caregivers of children and adolescents who have shown symptoms of a mental health condition prior to the age of 13.  This class is taught by trained parents/caregivers who have similar lived experiences with their own children, allowing families to connect, learn, and empower themselves to overcome new challenges.

Download flyer here: NAMI Basics. Rock Island. FALL 2018

Six Thursday evenings, 4:30 to 7 p.m. (supper provided)

Robert Young Center @ Trinity, 2701 17th Street, Rock Island, Ill.– Access Center

Registration closes Oct. 11. Register online here

This class is made possible by a grant administered by UnityPoint Health – Trinity and United Way. Thank you!

Now Registering for NAMI Basics

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With support of UnityPoint Robert Young Center and United Way of the Quad Cities, NAMI is able to offer this education program.

NAMI Basics is a no-cost, 6-session course for parents, foster parents, and primary caregivers of children and adolescents who have shown symptoms of a mental health condition prior to the age of 13.  This class is taught by trained parents/caregivers who have similar lived experiences with their own children, allowing families to connect, learn, and empower themselves to overcome new challenges. Learn more here

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Now Registering NAMI Basics

NAMI Basics logo

NAMI Basics is a no-cost, 6-session course for parents, foster parents, and primary caregivers of children and adolescents who have shown symptoms of a mental health condition prior to the age of 13.  This class is taught by trained parents/caregivers who have similar lived experiences with their own children, allowing families to connect, learn, and empower themselves to overcome new challenges.

Download flyer here: NAMI Basics. Rock Island. FALL 2018

Six Thursday evenings, 4:30 to 7 p.m. (supper provided)

Robert Young Center @ Trinity, 2701 17th Street, Rock Island, Ill.– Access Center

Registration ends October 11, 2018  Register online here

This class is made possible by a grant administered through UnityPoint Health – Trinity and United Way. Thank you!

Now Registering NAMI Basics Fall 2018

NAMI Basics logo

NAMI Basics is a no-cost, 6-session course for parents, foster parents, and primary caregivers of children and adolescents who have shown symptoms of a mental health condition prior to the age of 13.  This class is taught by trained parents/caregivers who have similar lived experiences with their own children, allowing families to connect, learn, and empower themselves to overcome new challenges.

Download flyer here: NAMI Basics. Rock Island. FALL 2018

Six Thursday evenings, 4:30 to 7 p.m. (supper provided)

Robert Young Center @ Trinity, 2701 17th Street, Rock Island, Ill.– Access Center

Registration ends October 11, 2018  Register online here

This class is made possible by a grant administered through UnityPoint Health – Trinity from United Way. Thank you!


NAMI Basics Teacher Training

Photo of a young girl hanging on her mother's back.NAMI GMV hosts a teacher training with NAMI national trainer Teri Brister. Applications for such training and approval of training costs for NAMI GMV volunteers is made with Education and Support Program Coordinator Vicki Walters at education@namigmv.org

DOWNLOAD THE FLIER: Basics Teacher Training Oct 2017 – flier

Halls 1& 3 inside CASI.

 

To Apply: Please call 563-386-7477 EXT. 266 or email: education@namigmv.org. You can download the application here: NAMI BASICS APP 7-6-11

Criteria for Becoming a BASICS Teacher

Our Teachers are Parents, Caregivers, & Providers (Who Are Also Parents). NAMI classes are peer led in that all teachers have lived experience and understand what other families may be experiencing.


The following criteria must be met:
1. Prospective teachers must be parents or other primary caregivers of a child who has exhibited a mental health symptom prior to age 13. It is important that all individuals trained in this curriculum have a shared lived experience.
2. Be at a point in their life where they are familiar and comfortable with the emotional issues families face and can self-disclose about their own feelings of guilt, anger, shame, ambivalence and grief regarding their life situation.
3. Be willing to participate in an intensive 2 day training on how to teach the curriculum.
4. Be willing to make the commitment to teach (2) courses over a (24) month period.
5. It is recommended to take the 6-week NAMI Basics course, but it is not a requirement.


Registration Deadline: NAMI Basics Teacher Training

NAMI GMV hosts a teacher training with NAMI national trainer Teri Brister.

Applications for such training and approval of training costs for NAMI GMV volunteers is made with Education and Support Program Coordinator Vicki Walters @  education@namigmv.org. Deadline to apply is October 23. Please apply early.

Volunteers are trained to teach at no charge in return for a teaching commitment. Please see flier and application.

DOWNLOAD THE FLIER: Basics Teacher Training Oct 2017 – flier

DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION TO TRAIN HERE: BASICS Teacher Application 2017

Halls 1& 3 inside CASI.


CANCELLED: NAMI Basics

A free 6-session course for parents and primary caregivers of children and adolescents who have shown symptoms of a mental health condition prior to the age of 13.

This is a nationally-developed program taught by local trained volunteers. Your teachers have similar experiences with their own children. Connect, learn and empower yourself to advocate and meet challenges. The class is free. Register by calling 563-386-7477 Ext. 266. Teacher will call prior to start of the class.

DOWNLOAD THE FLIER: Basics Spring 2017 Class Flier


Register Now for NAMI Basics Class

NAMI Basics logo We’re now registering for the NAMI Basics class. This is a free course for parents and grandparents of children and adolescents who have exhibited a mental health symptom prior to age 13. NAMI Basics is a nationally-developed program, taught by trained parents who understand the challenges families face. 

The course covers the biology of the brain, latest research and an overview of treatment options. Participants gain coping and communication skills to positively impact the family dynamic, and learn how to navigate various systems of care including health care, social work, education and legal systems. 

Foster parents receive special CEU credit.

The class runs Thursday evenings from May 4 to June 8 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at CASI, the Center for Active Seniors, 1035 West Kimberly Road, Davenport.

 

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