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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. 


Cassville Register here
When: Oct. 21 – Nov. 18, 2019 on Mondays & Thursdays (Oct. 21, 24, & 28 and Nov. 4, 7, & 18)* @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: First Baptist Church, 200 West 5th St., Cassville Download Flyer
Notes: Registration is required for this free course
*(note the date change from previous start date of Oct. 7)

Lee’s Summit Register here
When: Thurs., Feb. 6, 2020 – Thurs., March 12, 2020 2 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Location: First Presbyterian Church of Lee’s Summit, 1625 NW O’Brien Road, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081
Notes: Registration is required for this free 6-session course Download Flyer


NAMI Basics Teacher Training

2020 NAMI Basics Teacher Training

Dates/ times: Friday, June 19 at 3:00 p.m. – Sunday, June 21 at 12:00 pm
Location: Best western Plus Capital Inn, 1937 Christy Drive, Jefferson City, MO
Application Deadline: May 15, 2020
To apply: Complete the NAMI Missouri NAMI Basics Teacher Training Application (Link will be activated when application window opens)

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. 


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

Past Basics Courses – 2019

(sorted by most recent end date)

Fall 2019 Sessions

NAMI St. Louis – St. Peters Registration closed
When: Wednesdays, Sept. 25 – Nov. 6, 2019 @ 6:00 – 8:30 pm (No class October 2nd)
Location: Grace United Church of Christ, 8326 Mexico Road, St. Peters, MO Download Flyer

NAMI Greater Kansas City – Lee’s Summit Registration Closed
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 Registration Closed
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 Southwest Missouri – Lebanon Registration Closed
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

Summer 2019
NAMI St. Louis – Arnold Registration Closed
Dates: Friday, June 21, 2019 – Friday, July 26, 2019 @ 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.
Dates: June 15, June 22, and June 29 @ 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.
Spring 2019 Sessions
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 – Kirkwood Registration Closed (Link takes you to NAMI St. Louis website)
Dates: 
Thursday, March 7 – Thursday, April 11, 2019 @ 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.
Jefferson City Registration Closed
Dates: Sunday, March 24, 2019 – Sunday, March 31, 2019 @ 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 – 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
Dates: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 – Wednesday, March 6, 2019 @ 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.


Past NAMI Basics Teacher Trainings

2019 NAMI Basics Teacher Trainings – The NAMI Missouri 2019 statewide NAMI Basics Teacher Training was held Friday, May 31 – Sunday, June 2, 2019 in Jefferson City. 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.

2018 NAMI Basics Teacher Training – The NAMI Missouri 2018 statewide NAMI Basics Teacher Training was held Friday, June 1 – Sunday, June 3, 2018 in Jefferson City. For more information about this training, see this 2018 letter to accepted applicants.


Past NAMI Basics Courses – 2018

(sorted by most recent end date)

Fall 2018 Sessions

Manchester/ Ballwin (NAMI St. Louis Course) Registration closed
Dates/ Time: Saturday, September 15, 2018 – Saturday, October 20, 2018 @ 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
Dates/ Time: Thursday, September 13, 2018 – Thursday, October 18, 2018 @ 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
Dates/ Time:  
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 – Wednesday,  October 17, 2018 @ 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
Dates/ Time:
Friday, August 24, 2018 – Friday, September 28, 2018 @ 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

Summer 2018

St. Charles (NAMI St. Louis course) Registration closed
Dates/ Time: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 – Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 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

Spring 2018 Sessions

Joplin – Registration closed 
Dates/ Time:
Saturday, March 10, 2018 – Saturday, March 17 , 2018 @ 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. 

Jefferson City – Registration closed
Dates/ Time:
Sunday, March 4, 2018 – Sunday, March 18, 2018 @ 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.


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Additional information is available on NAMI Missouri’s NAMI Basics password-protected teacher resource page

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