Working With Families
Includes resources and links of interest to professionals providing or monitoring mental health treatment for families. Find information on specific diagnoses, assessing the needs of children, youth, and families in the child welfare system, obtaining treatment for families, treatment assessment and impact, support groups, and resources on secondary trauma for providers.
- Resources on specific diagnoses
- Assessing the needs of infants, toddlers, children, youth, parents, and caregivers
- Helping children, youth, and families obtain treatment
- Funding resources
- Impact of psychotropic medications
- Support services for children and families
- Secondary trauma for child welfare workers and professionals
- Related resources
Promising Practices for Addressing the Mental Health Issues Impacting Parents of Children in Foster Care
National Resource Center on Family-Centered Practice and Permanency Planning (2006)
Includes an audio presentation from a teleconference on mental health issues pertaining to children in foster care.
Closing the Quality Chasm in Child Abuse Treatment, Volume II: Partnering with Youth and Families in Mental Health Treatment for Child Abuse (PDF - 1555 KB)
Chadwick Center for Children and Families, Rady Children's Hospital and Health Center (2009)
Examines best practice guidelines for partnering with youth and families in mental health treatment for child abuse, including a section for treatment providers, mental health administrators, and a list of State and national resources on family/youth partnerships.