The fundamentals of caring for you, your family
and your child with an emotional disability
Is NAMI Basics for you?
Has your child or adolescent been diagnosed with ADHD, depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder
or other emotional and/or behavioral difficulties?
Is your child or adolescent having trouble in school and you feel that something is wrong,
but you are just not sure what it is or
what you should do about it?
We understand because we have been there too.
NAMI Basics is an educational program for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental, emotional and behavioral difficulties. It covers the fundamentals of caring for yourself, for your family and for your child.
Why You Should Attend
A toolkit of information
Training in preparedness and emotional resiliency
Perhaps most importantly, as a participant you can gain comfort in knowing you are not alone. Recovery is a journey and there is hope for all families and individuals dealing with a brain disorder. The in-person group experience of NAMI Basics provides the opportunity for mutual support and positive impact. You can experience compassion and reinforcement from people who relate to your experiences. Through your participation, you have the opportunity to help others grow.
What Others Have to Say About NAMI Basics
“This class was unexpectedly wonderful! I did not expect to learn so very, very much! It covers so much more than basics that the title doesn’t do it justice.”
“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.”
Helpful Information Until You Join a Class
Ask the Doctor NAMI’s Medical Director, Dr. Ken Duckworth, answers a few of the most commonly asked questions by parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents with mental illness. View the video's!
Kids in the House: the Ultimate Parenting Resource
Search and learn from over 8,000 videos from top experts and parents, include NAMI's Medical Director, Dr. Ken Duckworth.
NAMI Child and Adolescent Center (CAAC): Information for Parents and Other Caregivers
NAMI Basics is offered in English and in Spanish!
Next NAMI Basics Class - En Español -
How to register for this free program:
Call the NAMI Rockland office: (845) 359-8787 or Email NAMI Rockland