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NAMI Basics Education Program Teacher Application

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NAMI Missouri

3405 West Truman Boulevard

Jefferson City, MO 65109

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Would you like to help families who care for children with mental illness?

Apply now to attend the free NAMI Basics Education Program Teacher Training!

Who would make a good teacher?

  • Parents/primary caregivers of children or adolescents who developed symptoms of mental health issues prior to the age 13.
  • Those who feel comfortable with the emotional issues families face and can self-disclose about their own feelings of guilt, anger, shame, etc.
  • Those willing to make a commitment of teaching 2.5 hours a week for 6 consecutive weeks with a co-teacher. No teaching experience necessary.

What are the goals of the NAMI Basics program?

  • To give the parent/caregiver the basic information necessary to take the best care possible of their child, their family, and themselves.
  • To help the parent/caregiver cope with the impact that mental illness has on the child living with the illness and the entire family.
  • To provide tools for the parent/caregiver to use even after completing the program that will assist in making the best decisions possible for the care of the child.


Application deadline: May 4, 2018

Questions? Contact: Sonya Baumgartner at sonya@namimissouri.org or (573) 634-7727.

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