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Parents and Caregivers
Resources on mental health treatment and services for parents and caregivers.
Intervention with Families
The National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center
Reviews some of the most current home visiting models designed for high-risk or at-risk families whose children may later experience developmental delays.
Health and mental health resources from the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.
Mental Health and Parenting (PDF - 237 KB)
University of Minnesota Children, Youth and Family Consortium (2003)
Explains the impact of mental health well-being on parenting and stresses the importance of providing mental health services to parents.
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services to Parents of Children Involved With Child Welfare: A Study of Racial and Ethnic Differences for American Indian Parents
Libby, Orton, Barth, Webb, Burns, et al.
Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 34(2), 2007
Presents results of a study that compared American Indian parents of children involved with child welfare to White, Black and Hispanic parents on access to treatment for mental health and substance abuse problems.
Mental Health Services to Families in their Homes to Protect Children and Prevent Removal (PDF - 87 KB)
National Resource Center for Family-Centered Practice and Permanency Planning (2009)
Presents best practice tips and identifies model programs regarding provision of mental health services to adults in order to preserve families that come in contact with the child welfare system.
Parenting With Substance Abuse and Mental Illness: Findings From a Focus Group (PDF - 205 KB)
National Abandoned Infants Assistance Resource Center (2010)
Presents a discussion on the nature and prevalence of mental illness among substance-abusing parents, explores parenting challenges that arise because of co-occurring disorders, and identifies effective interventions to support parenting in these families.
|Supporting Parents with Mental Health Needs in Systems of Care.|
|Author(s):||Technical Assistance Partnership for Child and Family Mental Health.
Friesen, Nicholson, Katz-Leavy
|Availability:||Download (PDF - 0KB)
|Year Published:||2011 - 16 pages|
|This report presents information gathered from a small sample of federally funded Systems of Care communities between March and October 2010. Project directors, lead family contacts, clinical supervisors, family partners, and other staff , along with representatives of partner organizations, especially child welfare, generously shared information about their approaches to policies and practices designed to support whole families -- children, youth, and parents or other caregivers. (Author abstract)|
Treatment and Recovery
National Mental Health Information Center
Provides a collection of publications, organizations, and other resources focused on treatment of mental health disorders.