Do You Have a Child
with Emotional or Behavioral Difficulties?
NAMI Basics for Parents Class provides Education and Support for You, Your Family, and Your Child
FREE, six week course offered for parents or family caregivers of school-age children and adolescents with mental health issues.
•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
Offered Spring 2017– 2 Locations
Wednesday evenings, 7:00—9:30 pm,
February 15 – March 22, at New Trier Northfield High School
Thursday evenings, 7:00—9:30 pm,
March 2 – April 6, at Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge
Call 847-716-2252 for info and to register.
Commitment to attend the entire six-week course is required.
Participant Perspectives – “This is such a great step-by-step program that walks parents every step of the way. It is as if you are holding their hand through it all.”
“NAMI Basics bridges the gap. It provides help that can’t be found in a doctor’s office.”
Sponsored by NAMI Cook County North Suburban
NAMI CCNS Cordially Invites You To:
“Ask the Psychiatrist Your Questions About Mental Illness”
Meet John Zajecka, M.D., an expert in novel treatment approaches for bipolar disorder, depression, and anxiety disorders. Dr Zajecka, Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Depression Treatment and Research Center at Rush University Medical Center, has conducted research and authored numerous publications about these illnesses.
He has published extensively on diagnosis, novel treatment approaches, and long-term outcomes in affective disorders, with a special interest in treatment resistant illness.
Come prepared to ask him your questions about mental illnesses.
Monday, January 23, 2017
Annual Business Meeting at 6:30 p.m. – All are welcome
Education Program 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
This program is free and open to the public at the
Journey Care, Administration Building,
2050 Claire Ct, Glenview 60025.
Directions: Take Willow Rd to Ravine Way, which is west of Waukegan Rd and east of Patriot. Ravine Way is at the entrance of North Shore Corporate Park. Turn south on Ravine and then left onto Claire Court. Journey Care is at the very end of Claire Court, which is a winding road.
NAMI CCNS, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Cook County North Suburban, is a local affiliate of NAMI, the Nation’s Voice on Mental Illness.
For additional information, please call us at 847-716-2252
or visit us at www.namiccns.org