NAMIBasics OnDemand+

Are you a parent or caregiver who provides care for youth (ages 22 and younger) who are experiencing mental health symptoms? NAMI Fox Valley has a great opportunity for you to gain information, build skills, and learn about resources to help you in your journey!

As a participant, you will be responsible for watching 6 video class sessions online on your own time over the course of 6 weeks, and joining us for 3 facilitated Zoom discussion groups over that time in which you will be able to make connections with other local parents & caregivers, discuss what you are learning in the class, and learn about local resources and supports! The discussion groups will be facilitated by individuals who have their own lived experience -- they know what you're going through because they've been there.

  • Wednesday, November 1 from 7-8 PM (videos 1 & 2 will be discussed)
  • Wednesday, November 15 from 7-8 PM (videos 3 & 4 will be discussed)
  • Wednesday, November 29 from 7-8 PM (videos 5 & 6 will be discussed)

NAMIBasics OnDemand+

The class and groups will cover the following topics, among others:
  • Managing crises, solving problems and communicating effectively
  • How to take care of yourself and handle stress
  • Developing the confidence and stamina to support your child with compassion
  • Advocating for your child's rights at school and in health care settings
  • Learning about current treatments, including evidence-based therapies, medications and side effects
  • Gaining an overview of the public mental health care, school and juvenile justice systems and supporting resources to help you navigate these systems
  • Understanding the challenges and impact of mental health conditions on your entire family




Vivian Flanagan, Family Program Coordinator

  (920) 740-3499