For parents and caregivers of children experiencing signs of behavioral or mental health concerns

6-Week Class: Basics OnDemand

If you have a child or teen displaying signs of a mental health or behavioral concern, or if you already have a diagnosis, this is the best first step you can take. This free 6-week class is led by a team of parents who have been through what you are facing.

The OnDemand program is guided by parents and family members with lived experience but is self-paced and available 24/7. OnDemand offers the flexibility of participating in the course on your schedule. This format provides identical information, strategies and the opportunity to connect with other parents and caregivers.

Links to NAMI.org

Coronavirus Update

(updated 5/1/2020)

Based on the current public health recommendations on how to minimize the risk for volunteers and participants, this class will only be offered online at this time.

For the most up-to-date information, please visit namicentraltx.org/coronavirus.

What You Will Gain

A toolkit of information:

  • Up-to-date information on a range of mental illnesses and their impact on the brain.
  • Current research on treatments including evidence-based therapies, medications and side effects.
  • Preparation for interactions with the mental health care system, school system and juvenile justice system.

Training in preparedness and emotional resiliency:

  • Skills related to managing crises, solving problems and communicating effectively.
  • Strategies for self-care and for navigating the challenges presented by mental illness for each family member.
  • Empowerment as an effective advocate for your child.
  • Confidence and stamina for life-long understanding and support.

Why You Should Attend

Find a community:

As a participant you can gain comfort in knowing you are not alone. Recovery is a journey and there is hope for all families and individuals dealing with a behavioral or mental health issue. The in-person group experience of NAMI Basics provides the opportunity for mutual support and positive impact. You can experience compassion and reinforcement from people who relate to your experiences.

 

No formal diagnosis is required for a parent or guardian to take the Basics class.

For parents and caregivers of children experiencing signs of behavioral or mental health concerns

6-Week Class: Basics, In-Person or Online

If you have a child or teen displaying signs of a mental health or behavioral concern, or if you already have a diagnosis, this is the best first step you can take. This free 6-week class is led by a team of parents who have been through what you are facing. We now offer both in-person classes and an on-demand, online course.

Waitlist

Click here to join the waitlist for the next 6 week Basics class for parents.