The Drop-In Center
814 Harrison St.
Oak Park, IL 60304
NAMI Education Offices
818 Harrison St, 2nd Flr.
Oak Park, IL 60304
NAMI Metro Suburban Parents and Teachers as Allies (PTAA)

A serious lack of understanding and resources for children with mental illness has caused parents and teachers to be frontline allies in the battle against long-term devastation of early-onset mental illness. Parents and Teachers as Allies (PTAA) is an interactive presentation that is intended to provide educational tools for advancing a mutual understanding and communication between families and school professionals. PTAA features a panel of individuals including a mental health professional, an education professional, a parent of a child who lives with mental illness, and an individual living with mental illness who experienced symptoms as a child/adolescent.