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Basics
NAMI Basics is a free education program for parents and family caregivers of children and teens who are experiencing symptoms of a mental illness or whom have already been diagnosed.  The NAMI Basics course is led by trained teachers who are the parent or other caregivers of individuals who developed the symptoms of mental illness prior to the age of 13 years. The course generally consists of six classes, each lasting for 2 ½ hours. 


NAMI Southwest Missouri – Lebanon Register here
When: Sept. 10 – 26, 2019 on Tuesdays & Thursdays (Sept. 10, 12, 17, 19, 24 & 26) @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Lebanon Laclede County Library, 915 S Jefferson Ave., Lebanon Download Flyer
Notes: Registration is required for this free 6-session course

NAMI Greater Kansas City – Lee’s Summit Register here
When: Thursdays, Sept. 12 – Oct. 17, 2019 (Sept. 12, 19, 26 & Oct. 3, 10, 17) @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location:  First Presbyterian Church, 1625 NW O’Brien Road, Lee’s Summit Download Flyer
Notes: Registration is required for this free 6-session course

NAMI St. Louis – Manchester Register here
When:
Thursdays, Sept. 12 – Oct. 17, 2019 @ 6:30 – 9:00 pm

Location: Manchester United Methodist Church (Room 223), 129 Woods Mill Road, Manchester, MO Download Flyer     

NAMI St. Louis – St. Peters Register here
When: Wednesdays, Sept. 25 – Oct. 30, 2019 @ 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Location: Grace United Church of Christ, 8326 Mexico Road, St. Peters, MO Download Flyer

Cassville Register here
When: Oct. 7 – 28, 2019 on Mondays & Thursdays (Oct. 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, & 28) @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: First Baptist Church, 200 West 5th St., Cassville Download Flyer
Notes: Registration is required for this free 7-session course


2019 Teacher Training (advanced)

NAMI Basics Teacher Training

The NAMI Missouri 2019 statewide NAMI Basics Teacher Training was held Friday, May 31 – Sunday, June 2, 2019 in Jefferson City. The statewide NAMI Basics Teacher Training information for 2020 will be posted here. 

NAMI St. Louis, in partnership with NAMI Missouri, hosted a NAMI Basics Teacher Training Saturday, August 3 – Sunday, August 4, 2019 at the NAMI St. Louis Office (Judevine Conference Room – 2nd Floor), 1810 Craig Road, St. Louis, MO.


Past Courses – 2019

NAMI Joplin Registration Closed
Dates: June 15, June 22, and June 29
Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Peace Lutheran Church, 3100 St. Louis Ave., Joplin, MO
Notes: Registration is required for this free course, which meets three consecutive Saturdays.

NAMI St. Louis – Arnold Registration Closed 
Dates: Friday, June 21, 2019 – Friday, July 26, 2019
Time: 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Location: Comtrea, 21 Municipal Drive, Arnold, MO 63010
Notes: Registration is required for this free, 6-session course, which meets Friday evenings for 6 weeks.

Jefferson City – Registration Closed
Start Date: Sunday, March 24, 2019
End Date:  Sunday, March 31, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Compass Health, 227 Metro Dr., Jefferson City, MO 65109
Notes: Registration is required for this free, 2-session course, which meets Sunday afternoons for 2 weeks.

NAMI St. Louis – Kirkwood Registration Closed (Link takes you to NAMI St. Louis website)
Dates: 
Thursday, March 7 – Thursday, April 11, 2019
Time: 
6:30 – 9:00 pm
Location: 
Diversified Health and Wellness Center, 11042 Manchester Road, St. Louis, MO 63122
Notes: 
Registration is required for this free, 6-session course, which meets Thursday evenings for 6 weeks.

NAMI St. Louis – St. Peters Registration Closed (Link takes you to NAMI St. Louis website)
Dates: Tues. April 23 –Tues. May 28 @ 6:30-9pm

Location: Grace United Church of Christ, 8326 Mexico Rd., St. Peters
Notes: Registration required for this free weekly course.

NAMI St. Louis – Manchester Registration Closed (Link takes you to NAMI St. Louis website)
Dates: Thurs. Feb. 21 –Thurs. March 28 @ 6:30-9:00 pm

Location: Manchester United Methodist Church, 129 Woods Mill Road, Manchester
Notes: Registration required for this free 6-session course.

Lee’s Summit – Registration Closed
Start Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2019
End Date:  Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: ReDiscover Mental Health Services, 1555 NE Rice Rd., Suite 1595 Bldg A, Lee’s Summit, MO
Notes: Registration is required for this free, 6-session course, which meets Wednesday evenings for 6 weeks.


2019 NAMI Basics Teacher Training (completed)

Start date/ time: Friday, May 31, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.
End date/ time Time: Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 12:00 pm
Location: NAMI Missouri Office, 3405 W. Truman Blvd. #102, Jefferson City, MO 65109

To apply: Complete the NAMI Missouri Basics Teacher Training Application (Please note location change)

About the Training: This training is for parents and caregivers of youth who have experienced mental illness. Most of our teachers first take the NAMI Basics course and then take the teacher training to become certified to teach it. The training is provided at no cost with expenses paid primarily through a contract with the Missouri Department of Mental Health.

About the NAMI Basics course: NAMI Basics is a free educational program for parents and caregivers of youth with mental illness. It is usually taught in six weekly sessions lasting 2.5 hours each. Additional information is available on the NAMI Missouri NAMI Basics program page or the National NAMI Basics program page.


Past Courses – 2018

Manchester/ Ballwin (NAMI St. Louis Course) Registration closed 
Start Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018
End Date: 
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Number of sessions: 
6
Time: 
9:30 am – Noon
Location:
Manchester United Methodist Church, 129 Woods Mill Road, Ballwin, MO 63011
Notes: 
This free, 6-session course will run for six consecutive Saturdays. Registration link redirects you to NAMI St. Louis affiliate website

Leawood – Registration closed
Start Date: Thursday, September 13, 2018
End Date:  Thursday, October 18, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Church of the Resurrection, 13720 Roe Blvd., Leawood, KS 66224
Notes: Registration is required for this free, 6-session course, which meets Thursday evenings for six consecutive weeks.

St. Peters (NAMI St. Louis Course) Registration closed
Start Date:
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
End Date: 
Wednesday,  October 17, 2018
Number of sessions:
 6
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Location:
Grace United Church of Christ, 8326 Mexico Rd. St. Peters, MO 
Notes: 
This free, 6-session course will run for six consecutive Wednesdays. Registration link redirects you to NAMI St. Louis affiliate website

Arnold (NAMI St. Louis Course) Registration closed
Start Date: Friday, August 24, 2018
End Date:  Friday, September 28, 2018
Number of sessions: 6
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Comtrea, 21 Municipal Drive, Arnold, MO 63010
Notes: This free, 6-session course will run for six consecutive Fridays. Registration link redirects you to NAMI St. Louis affiliate website

St. Charles (NAMI St. Louis course) Registration closed
Start Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018

End Date: Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: St. Charles Engineering & Surveying, Inc., 801 S. Fifth Street, St. Charles, MO 63301
Note: Registration link redirects you to NAMI St. Louis affiliate website

Jefferson City – Registration closed
Start Date: Sunday, March 4, 2018
End Date: Sunday, March 18, 2018
Number of  sessions: 3
Time: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location:  NAMI Missouri Office, 3405 W Truman Blvd, #102, Jefferson City, Mo 65109
Notes: This free, 3-session course will run for three consecutive Sundays from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

Joplin – Registration closed 
Start Date: Saturday, March 10, 2018
End Date: Saturday, March 17 , 2018
Number of  sessions: 2
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location:  NAMI Joplin Office, 1601 S. Wall St., Joplin, Mo 64804
Notes: This free, 2-session course will run for two consecutive Saturdays from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. 


2018 NAMI Basics Teacher Training (completed)

NAMI Basics Teacher Training

Description:

Start date/ time: Friday, June 1 at 3:00 p.m.
End date/ time Time: Sunday, June 3 at 12:00 pm
Location: NAMI Missouri Office, 3405 W. Truman Blvd. #102, Jefferson City, MO 65109
Application Deadline: May 5, 2018

To apply: Complete the NAMI Missouri NAMI Basics Teacher Training Application.

About the Training: This training is for parents and caregivers of youth who have experienced mental illness. Most of our teachers first take the NAMI Basics course and then take the teacher training to become certified to teach it. The training is provided at no cost with expenses paid primarily through a contract with the Missouri Department of Mental Health. For more information about this training, see this letter to accepted applicants.

About the NAMI Basics course: NAMI Basics is a free educational program for parents and caregivers of youth with mental illness. It is usually taught in six weekly sessions lasting 2.5 hours each. Additional information is available on the NAMI Missouri NAMI Basics program page or the National NAMI Basics program page.

Questions? Contact Sonya Baumgartner, Director of Family education, at sonya@namimissouri.org.

We are sorry but registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.


Learn the fundamentals of caring for you and your child with mental illness

NAMI Basics is an education program for parents and other care givers of youth living with mental illness. The course covers:

    • Recognition of mental illness as a continuing traumatic event for the child and the family
    • Sensitivity to the subjective emotional issues faced by family caregivers and well children in the family
    • Recognition of the need to help reduce the day-to-day objective burdens of care and management
    • Gaining confidence and stamina for what can be a life-long role of family understanding and support
    • Empowerment of caregivers as effective advocates for their children

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