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 13.
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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.

Contact: Tracee Black-Fall (614) 501-6264 Monday-Friday (9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.) or email

Wednesday February 23 through Wednesday, March 30

6:00-8:30 p.m

During the pandemic, all classes will be held via Zoom.

Zoom Meeting ID: 746-844-0333 Your password will be mailed once you are registered for the class.
Summer: February 3, 2021
Time:6:00-8:30 p.m.
Location:Columbus Metropolitan Library, Location TBD

Upcoming Sessions:

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 thru May 26, 2021 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Saturdays, October 10 – November 14, 2020 – 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Time:6:00-8:30 p.m.

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