NOTICE: NAMI programs should not be used to replace the
specialized training and professional judgment of mental health
professionals. We cannot, and will not, assume the role of a physician
or therapist. NAMI cannot be held responsible for the use of the
information we provide. Please always consult a trained mental health
professional before making any decision regarding treatment for
yourself or others.
2018 NAMI BASICS for
To sign-up for the class or
for more information,
send an email to
or leave a message on the NAMI Yolo Helpline at
Registration is required
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.
NAMI Yolo offers this program to specific groups
of professional caregivers as well, to help them understand the impact
that mental health conditions have on the youth as well as the family.
The information shared in NAMI Basics will equip professional
caregivers with unique insights that can enable them to work more
collaboratively with families as part of the treatment plan.
Registration is required.