Family Driven Care (FDC) is a framework that assists with the understanding that families are the main decision-makers within their lives and thus the care in which they participate and receive. Parents and caregivers are the experts on their children and their continual family involvement contributes to the quality care they receive.
Providers of peer services are approaching their work during this challenging time with commitment and creativity. Supervisors are working hard behind the scenes to support their staff, both personally and professionally. Through panel discussion and feedback from webinar participants we share strategies supervisors are using to stay connected and help staff adapt.
Handouts and attendee chat responses are available in "Resources" below.
What role do community members have in your organization? As leaders in behavioral health organizations, it is important to engage local residents and stakeholders in the implementation of programs and policy. This webinar will provide an overview of community-based work and the benefit of involving community members in your agency. Listeners will gain a better understanding of community involvement and learn strategies to help engage members.
School-based mental health programs are increasingly being implemented as an affordable, effective, and productive way to provide mental health services to children and adolescents with social, emotional, and behavioral problems. Providers in these programs are in a unique position to work closely with parents to address the needs of children in their program and help to promote good home-school collaboration.
Agency and clinic practices that include a parent partner in the services provided for families have been reported as an effective way to increase engagement and retention in services. Parent partners serve as peer support to parents by providing information, being a credible source of information, and modeling effective advocacy and collaborative skill. They also support parents to become advocates for their children and often function as bridges between clinicians and families.
Caregivers are often unsure about how best to support their adolescents as they transition to adult mental health services. This webinar will be presented from a caregiver’s perspective and will provide practitioners with helpful information and resources to support caregivers through this process.
The first 30 days of treatment is a critical time in which to engage and set the foundation for treatment. This webinar will present strategies on engagement, assessment, and goal-setting that will support a more positive and collaborative relationship between providers and families.
As a continuation of the last webinar, this webinar will present strategies on setting a foundation in the first 30 days for a focused treatment plan, tracking measurable outcomes, and discharge planning.
The first of two webinars designed to present the evidence for the critical role of caregivers and provide practical strategies and approaches to increase practitioner comfort with and success in engaging caregivers. Part I will focus on ways providers can effectively engage caregivers/parents in the treatment process.