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Friday, February 27, 2015

Is Your Teenager Struggling With Behavioral Challenges? NAMI 7-Week Basic Mental Health Course Starts Tuesday, March 17th

From NAMI
The National Alliance on Mental Illness

February 27, 2015

Experts agree that children and adolescents are growing up in an increasingly complex and stressful world full of social and academic challenges. Some are struggling to manage these challenges due to biological, psychological and/or social issues.

The symptoms of these underlying issues may include school avoidance, isolation, poor grades, self-harm, problems with relationships, impulsivity, poor decision-making, defiance, eating disorders and substance abuse.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is offering a free educational program specially designed for parents and other caregivers of adolescents and children living with emotional or behavioral challenges. An evidence-based program, NAMI BASICS is taught by trained parent volunteers who themselves have children with these issues.

The program runs for 7 weeks and covers topics such as neurobiology, problem solving skills, listening and communication skills, accessing services and supports, crisis management and caregiver self-care.

When:   7:00 - 9:30pm (Seven successive Tuesdays starting
                   March 17, 2015)

Where: Acton, MA (Call for specific street address information)

This 7-week program is offered at no cost, but pre-registration is required. Space is limited.

To register, please call or email Dee at 978-697-3441 (deefebba@comcast.net) or Cara at 978-760-2455 (cjvoutselas@gmail.com).

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