FREE, six week course offered for parents or family caregivers of school-age children and adolescents with mental health issues. Thursday nights, October 4th through November 8th, 6:30pm to 9:00pm.
•Understanding the illnesses that are causing the behavioral difficulties
• The biology of mental illness; getting an accurate diagnosis—, anxiety disorders, depression, ADD, ODD, OCD, childhood bipolar disorder, and others
• Tools for the toolbox – communication skills, problem solving, crisis preparation, handling challenging behaviors, and the impact on family members
• Record keeping and dealing with the systems your child is involved in school, mental health, and juvenile justice
• Taught by trained teachers who are also the parents of children with emotional or behavioral difficulties
Call 847-716-2252 for info and to register. Commitment to attend the entire six-week course is required.
For more information: www.namiccns.org