NAMI Basics

NAMI BASICS is an educational program that provides learning and practical insights for parents and primary caregivers of children or adolescents living with mental illness. The course and supplemental materials are offered free of charge. Total classroom time of 15 hours, usually covered in six 2-½ hour sessions.

NAMI BASICS offers education and support, and is taught by parents and caregivers who have lived similar experiences with their own children. Course elements include:

  • The trauma of mental illness for the child and family
  • The biology of mental illness: getting an accurate diagnosis
  • The latest research on the medical aspects of the illness and advances in treatment
  • The impact of a child’s mental illness on the rest of the family including caregivers and siblings
  • An overview of the systems involved in caring for the children and teens
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NAMI Basics is being offered in an October-November session 2014

For Parents and Caregivers of a Child or Adolescent Living with a Mental Health Condition

Fall Session
Tuesday/Thursday evenings, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm,
October 21, 23, 28, 30 and November 4,6
Location to be Announced

To register, contact NAMI Multnomah – 503.228.5692, or


An Introduction to NAMI Basics Video


Contact Us

NAMI Multnomah
524 NE 52nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97213
Fax: 503.235.8959
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Monday - Friday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm