The National Alliance on Mental Illness is seeking Central Oregon residents interested in becoming Basics educators. Those interested would take a training in Portland April 5-7 and then commit to teaching two classes on Basics.
The NAMI Basics is a peer-education program designed to help parents and caregivers of children who have serious mental illness or emotional disturbance. The program is free and lasts for six weeks. The class is designed to promote communication and coping skills in parents.
The training in Portland is free and will take place at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center in Tualatin. Applications are due March 22. Individuals must be NAMI members (or join the organization by the due date). Applicants should also be a parent or caregiver to someone who began experiencing mental health illness symptoms before age 13.
Contact: www.nami oregon.org.