NAMI offers free class for families of youth with mental health conditions

NAMI Basics is a free six-week class for family members and family caregivers of children who have mental health disorders or symptoms but no diagnosis. The class will meet weekly from 6 to 8:30 p.m. starting Thursday, April 12 through May 17. It will be at the First Congregational Church, 608 West 4th Street, in Waterloo.

The class covers effective treatments, problem-solving skills, strategies helpful in handling challenging behaviors, and record keeping systems for working with the school and healthcare systems. In addition, how to plan for crisis management and relapse as well as how to build a community of support.

The deadline for registration is Monday, March 26. If you have questions or want to register, please contact Leslie Cohn at 319-235-5263 or by email at namibh@qwestoffice.net.