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Nami Basics

What is the NAMI Basics Education Program?

NAMI Basics is a free, six-session program designed for parents and other family caregivers of children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral difficulties. NAMI Basics helps parents and other family caregivers of children to understand the illnesses that are causing those behavioral difficulties, and the critical role families play in the treatment of those illnesses. The program is taught by trained teachers who are also the parents or family caregivers of individuals who experienced emotional or behavioral difficulties prior to age 17.

NAMI Franklin County offers NAMI Basics free of charge to participants via Zoom. The Zoom Meeting ID and password will be supplied after participant registration is received. Visit for class dates and registration information

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.”

“The course is inclusive of almost all aspects of family and child resources. I could have spent a lifetime getting all this information on my own. I feel supported, strong and ready to go forward.”

“NAMI Basics bridges the gap. It provides help that can’t be found in a doctor’s office.”

NAMI Basics Education Program –

Are you the parent or caregiver of a child age 17 or younger who has anxiety, depression, mood disorders, OCD, ADHD, ODD, PTSD or another brain disorder? This free six-week course helps parents and caregivers advocate for their children within school and health care settings while promoting the need for self-care, coping, and communication skills.

Wednesday 6pm through 8:30 pm starting January 25 through March 1, 2023. 

Zoom Meeting ID: 746-844-0333
Your password will be mailed once you are registered for the class.

6:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Tracee Black-Fall (614) 501-6264
Office Hours: Monday-Friday (9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.)

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