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NAMI Program for caregivers of children and adolescents displaying possible brain disorders

NAMI Program for caregivers of children and adolescents displaying possible brain disorders

Wed, March 9, 20116:30 PM

NAMI Basics

National Alliance on Mental Illness, Pomona Valley Chapter is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the qualilty of life for peole with mental illness and their families through suppport, education, and advocacy.

A NAMI peer education program for parents and other caregivers (e.g. foster parents) of children and adolescents displaying difficult behaviors that are or may be symptoms of a brain disorder.

Including but not limited to: Moderate to Severe ADHD, Oppositional-Defiant Disorder, Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Early Onset Bipolar Disorder or Schizophrenia, Depression.

Taught by trained teachers who are the parents or other caregivers of individuals who developed symptoms before age 13.

This is a 6 week class held on Wednesday nights starting March 9 through April 13 from 6:30 - 9 pm

Location: LeRoy Haynes Center, 233 Baseline Road, LaVerne, CA 91750

Administration (Orange) Building, Conference Room

Classes free of charge, incliuding instructional materials.

Course topics include:

  • Coping skills. Understanding the impact on self and family
  • Latest research findings: Causes, symptoms, medications and treatment options
  • Understanding the experience of a child with mental illness
  • Crisis management
  • Overview of diagnosis and treatment services
  • Advocacy skills: Educational right and record keeping

For more information call Lora Illig: 909-861-1903