Programs - Parents & Caregivers
NAMI Basics is a free 6-session educational program for parents, caregivers, and other family who provide care for youth (ages 22 and younger) who are experiencing mental health symptoms. The program is free to participants, 99% of whom say they would recommend the program to others. NAMI Basics is available both in-person and online through NAMI Basics OnDemand.
Family Support Partner Services
Family Support Partners are trained parents and caregivers who use their personal experiences to help other youth and families build on their strengths, navigate services, develop supports and find hope. Family Support Partners understand first-hand the challenges families may experience because they have navigated mental health /substance use systems with their own child.
Children's Challenging Behaviors
Children's Challenging Behaviors is a six-hour workshop for parents of children and youth with mental health needs. In this workshop, a trained and experienced parent provides information to help parents understand typical behaviors versus challenging behaviors that require intervention. Parents learn when and how to seek help, develop parenting strategies, learn the ins and outs of special education and other educational supports, and discover community resources available to families and youth.