(Washington Township, Ohio) – The National Alliance on Mental Illness Stark County chapter is offering a free training and education program for parents, teachers, and others.
The “basics” six-week education program will be offered to anyone involved with children at risk for or who have an emotional disturbance, behavior disorder or mental illness diagnosis.
NAMI officials explain that the course will cover autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit disorder, depression, anxiety and mood disorders, and schizophrenia, as well as coping skills, advocacy, community support and services, counseling and treatment, medications, special education needs, and the juvenile justice and child protection agencies.
The class will be held once a week for six consecutive weeks. Meetings will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays beginning April 18th at Stable Solutions, 12381 East Street NE in Washington Township.
Participants’ children aged 8 to 18 can take part in the Life Skills Equine (horse) Assisted Learning Program while their parents are taking the basic class. No riding is required.
The course is free, but registration is required by calling 330-455-6264.