NAMI Basics Teacher

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Co-leads the NAMI Basics Education Course which is a free, 6-week education program for parents and family caregivers of children and teens who are experiencing symptoms of a mental illness or who have already been diagnosed. NAMI Basics helps parents and other family caregivers of children to understand the illnesses that are causing behavioral difficulties, and the critical role families play in the treatment of those illnesses.

Requirements: Prospective teachers must be parents or other primary caregivers of an individual who exhibited mental illness symptoms prior to age 13 (the formal diagnosis may have been made years later, but symptoms appeared prior to age 13). Ideally will have taken the NAMI Basics course. Because the course requires considerable lecturing, must be a capable reader comfortable reading out loud. Background check required.

Certification training: Three-day weekend training sponsored by NAMI Wisconsin. Offered twice a year. Training, lodging, and meals are paid for by affiliate and state organizations.

Commitment: Must be willing to teach at least two 6-week courses in the two to three years following certification.

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PO BOX 1074, WEST BEND, WI 53095, US

Mission Statement

We work to raise awareness and provide education, advocacy and support programs for people living with a mental illness, their families, friends and the community.


Support, Education and Advocacy have been the themes of our affiliate. We are a volunteer organization; our members have a passion to advocate for improved mental health care and supports. We are here to fight against the stigma that surrounds these illnesses. If you or a loved one is suffering, know that you are not alone, we are here to help.

Our affiliate provides outreach activities in the community. To learn more about NAMI or mental illness contact us. We also offer NAMI In Our Own Voice Presentations. These presentations are available to a variety of groups in the community (civic, school, church or business) to hear from individuals who share their personal stories of recovery.

NAMI Washington County, Inc. is doing great things in our community, bringing hope, help and recovery to those who are affected by mental illness.


We'll work with your schedule.


279 S 17th St.West Bend, WI 53095



  • Mental Health
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication





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