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Title: Building capacity for cross-sectorial approaches to the care of families where a parent has a mental illness.
Authors: Goodyear, Melinda
Obradovic, Angela
Allchin, Becca
Cuff, Rose
McCormick, Francis
Cosgriff, Cheree
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Place of publication: London, UK
Publication Title: Advances in Mental Health
Advances in Mental Health: Promotion, Prevention and Early Intervention
Advances in Mental Health. Special Issue: Prevention and early intervention for children and families where parents have mental illness
Volume: 13
Issue: 2
Start Page: 153
End Page: 164
Abstract: A collaborative approach to care of parents with a mental illness is essential to address the needs of the whole family. However, a number of constraints within adult mental health and child-focused services prevent a unified approach to the care of families where a parent has a mental illness (FaPMI). This paper reports on a cross-sector workforce development initiative aimed to build skill and knowledge in practitioners to work with FaPMI. The initiative included training in the ‘Keeping Families and Children in Mind’ e-resource to mental health, child and family services. The resource was combined with face to face training and small group meetings over six weeks, to help develop emerging champions/practice leaders to promote FaPMI-focused practice. A significant decline in the perceived ability to engage in FaPMI-focused practice emerged immediately post-training. The lack of perceived organisational supports was the major barrier to the implementation of FaPMI-focused practice across sectors. However following continued support of practitioners, a significant increase in FaPMI-focused practice across sectors, and a return to pre-survey levels of perceived organizational support, was observed at six-month post-training. The importance of providing additional implementation supports and time to consolidate practice change following training is highlighted. Recommended implementation and training strategies that will improve FaPMI-focused cross-sector approaches to better meet the need of FaPMI are described.
ISSN: 1838-7357 (Print)
Internal ID Number: 00776
Type: Journal Article
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