Program posted by: The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Clackamas County
Posted on: December 27, 2012
National Alliance On Mental Illness Basics Class
The Fundamentals of caring for you,your family,and your child with mental illness.
Free 6 Week class for parents & caregivers who love a child or adolescent living with a mental heath condition.
The fundamentals of caring for you,your family and your child with mental illness.
Insights into understanding of the lived experience of the child living with the mental illness, including learning to separate the child you love from the illness that alters their behavior and abilities Current information about Attention Deficit Disorder, Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Oppositional Defi-ant Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Childhood Schizophrenia and Substance Abuse Disorders Current research related to the biology of mental illness and the evidence-based, most effective treatment strategies available, including medications used to treat mental illness in children and adolescents Specific workshops to learn problem solving, listening and communication skills Examples of strategies that have been found helpful in handling challenging behaviors in children and adolescents Information about the systems that are major players in the lives of children and adolescents with mental illness – the school system and the mental health system Information on planning for crisis management and relapse Information on locating appropriate supports and services within the community to build a community of support for the parent/caregiver Information on advocacy initiatives designed to improve and expand services, with an emphasis on personal advocates for the parent/caregiver and child on an individual level
Registration is required as spaces are limited. Please call or email to reserve your seat today.Call 503-344-5050