Welcome PACE Academy

FREE Nami course offered at PACE

TimeFeb. 08, 2013

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Please join Joanna Bowen and Donna Carrington of NAMI Orange for NAMI Basics, a FREE course for parents and primary caregivers of children and adolescents with mental illness or challenging behaviors.  The course -- intended to help you help your children thrive -- balances basic psycho-education and skills training with emotional support, self-care, and empowerment.

·       Learn about Mental Health Disorders in Children

·       Learn Useful Skills – to help you manage crisis and relapse, solve problems, and listen and communicate effectively.

·       Learn Useful Information about Service Systems – Get an overview of the mental health and the school systems’ roles in treating children with mental illness.

·       Meet Joanna Bowen and Donna Carrington -- Parents of individuals who developed mental illness as children.  Find out how they have helped their children thrive in spite of problems such as substance abuse, psychosis, mania, depression, ADHD, schizoaffective disorder, learning disabilities, and behavioral challenges.  

CLASSES WILL MEET SATURDAYS FROM 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., ON APRIL 13, 20 AND 27, AT PACE ACADEMY, 308 NC 54 W, CARRBORO, NC 27510. 

The course and all materials are free, but registration is required.

For more information or to register for this class, please contact:

Joanna Bowen          Home:  (919) 969-7168           Cell:  (919) 475-3993        

Email:   bowen.joanna1@gmail.com