Free Online Resources for Families!
NAMI Basics Now Online As “Basics On Demand” Or Local In Person Sessions!
NAMI Basics is a 6-session education program for parents, caregivers and other family who provide care for youth (ages 22 and younger) who are experiencing mental health symptoms. This program is free to participants, 99% of whom say they would recommend the program to others. NAMI Basics is available both in person and online through NAMI Basics OnDemand.
The OnDemand program is also guided by parents and family members with lived experience but is self-paced and available 24/7. OnDemand offers the flexibility of participating in the course on your schedule. Both formats provide identical information, strategies and the opportunity to connect with other parents and caregivers.
The in-person course is taught by a trained team with lived experience raising a child with a mental health condition. They know what you’re going through because they’ve been there too. To register for a local class in person class with NAMI Thurston-Mason please click here.
PA Parent and Family Alliance
Thank you to the generous companies, agencies and generally nice people who are sharing their services and compiling lists. Remember, we’ll get through this together!
Virtual Solutions to learning and support are available for every age group!
Exploring Your Child’s Emotions
Promoting Children’s Mental Health
Free “Explore Your Emotions” coloring and activity book for kids and parents
Free “Explore Your Emotions” tip sheet for parents and caregivers
The coloring books promote practical ways for children to share their
feelings with trusted adults in support of their healthy development.
(Easter Seals – Illinois Autism Partnership)
Understanding the Protests
Popular Science: Thirteen free online resources to educate and entertain your kids
School’s out for… an undetermined amount of time. Here are some fresh ideas.
Popular Science: Eighteen digital freebies and extended trials you can take advantage of right now
Free stuff for healthcare workers fighting COVID-19 and everyone helping others by staying inside.