Are you a parent or caregiver of a child with mental health issues? Your lived experience can help support other families and children living with behavioral health disorders.
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The Oregon chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (www.namior.org) is seeking parents and caregivers with lived experience to become volunteer NAMI Basics teachers in Bend and surrounding communities. NAMI Basics is a 6-week course for parents and caregivers raising school-age children who show signs of any behavioral health issues.
The NAMI Basics course provides:
* An overview of the major mental health conditions including anxiety disorders, ADHD, bipolar disorder, depressive disorders disruptive mood dysregulation disorder, OCD, ODD, schizophrenia, and substance use disorders, among others.
* Up-to-date information on treatment options including medications.
* Guidance on how to navigate the school, mental health, and juvenile justice systems.
* A sense of community and hope to aid in the journey toward recovery for families.
No previous experience with NAMI is necessary -- just a willingness to share your lived experience. The training is scheduled for July 20-21 in Roseburg at the Ford Family Foundation headquarters. All costs, including lodging, food, and travel stipend, are paid for by NAMI Oregon.
Trainees will be connected with their local NAMI chapter. NAMI Oregon and local chapters will support teacher trainees to deliver the NAMI Basics class in their home community. Volunteers are asked to teach at least one class within 12-18 months following the training.
For more information on the training and on Basics, please see: https://namior.org/expanding-basics-and-ending-the-silence-to-rural-communities/
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