NAMI Basics Parent Education CourseThe Auburn Enlarged City School District will host the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Basics Parent Education Program this fall.
The six-week class will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. each Wednesday from Oct. 2 to Nov. 6 in the board room of the Harriet Tubman Administration Building, 78 Thornton Ave. The class is voluntary and FREE for up to 20 participants on a first-come, first-serve basis.
NAMI Basics is designed to help support parents and caregivers of children and adolescents experiencing mental health challenges. Trained peers will guide participants on how to better understand and support children while maintaining one’s own well-being. The class provides caregivers with skills, knowledge and a community of people who can relate to the experience of raising a child with mental health symptoms.
Instructors will provide participants with practical, up-to-date information about mental health challenges. Attendees will learn how to effectively advocate for children within school and mental health systems and will develop problem-solving and communication skills.
Snacks and beverages will be provided, and participants will receive a binder full of resources.
For more information or to sign up, contact Terri Wasilenko of NAMI Cayuga County at (315) 253-9795, ext. 174, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.