Day three - part two

At the COPMI international conference

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Video abstracts

Developing a Parental Mental Health Team Providing Early Help in an Inner London Borough

Chris J McCree - RN, BSc (Hons), Nurse, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, Chaucer Community Resource Centre, Rotherhithe, London, UK.

This lecture presents the development of a team working with children under five whose parents are experiencing mental distress. The lecture will describe the challenges of providing an early intervention service for parents with mental health concerns, and illustrate the importance of “Think Family” and early intervention.

Learning objectives

  1. Understand the challenge of providing an early intervention service for parents with mental health concerns who have children under five
  2. Appreciate the importance of “Think Family” and early intervention

Parenting and Psychiatric Rehabilitation: a New Approach

Peter C Van der Ende - MSc, Senior Researcher, Professorship of Rehabilitation, Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, The Netherlands.

Pilot study to identify results of the program Parenting with Success and Satisfaction (PARSS), which was developed to support parents with severe mental illness on the basis of psychiatric rehabilitation.

Learning Objectives 1. Gain insight in a program to support parents on the basis of psychiatric rehabilitation 2. Learn about instruments for measuring outcomes from supported parenting 3. Get acquainted with the results of an evaluation study on a program for supported parenting

Mini Plenary - Family Recovery

Facilitator: Barbara Friesen - Regional Research Institute, Portland State University, Portland, OR, USA. Melinda J Goodyear, PhD, MBSc, BBSc (Hons), Researcher, Monash University, Moe, Victoria, Australia.

Members of this panel will address the meaning of recovery as applied to families where a parent has mental health challenges, and will share strategies to promote recovery in families of various constellations and in various stages of family life.

Learning objectives

  1. Increase knowledge and understanding of the concept of recovery in families when a parent has a mental illness
  2. Learn about successful strategies to promote family recovery
  3. Increase their knowledge of resources and services essential to family recovery efforts
  4. Identify policies that can support family recovery, as well as needed practice and policy changes 

Experiences of Role Reversal with a Parent with Mental Illness: Links to Mistrust, Anger, and Parenting Risk

Teresa Ostler - PhD, Clinical/Developmental Psychologist, School of Social Work, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA.

This presentation explores the long-term sequelae of childhood experiences of role reversal with a mentally ill parent by looking at the lives of eight women with chronic depression. Role reversal is closely linked to later mistrust, anger, a suppression of a need for help, and parenting risk.

Learning objectives

  1. Learn how to identify the long-term sequelae of role reversal, including mistrust, anger, and a suppression of a need for help
  2. Learn to identify the variety of ways that role reversal may contribute to parenting risk

Making Mother Known: a Personal & Professional Perspective on the Need for Appropriate Interventions and Supports for both Mother and Child

Shannon Byrd - MA, Grants and Public Policy Coordinator, Alabama Department of Mental Health, Montgomery, AL, USA.

This session will provide participants with a personal and professional perspective on the need for appropriate interventions and supports for both mother and child. Information will include how individual situations and circumstances can determine the health, stability, and connectedness of a mother with paranoid schizophrenia to her child, as well as the child’s own ability to grow and develop into a healthy functioning adult.

Learning objectives

  1. Identify the issues, concerns, misconceptions, and successes of being raised by a mother with schizophrenia
  2. Describe how living with a parent with mental illness can play a role in personal and professional development
  3. Gain awareness of the unique needs of both mother and child
  4. Understand the challenges and barriers of mothers with schizophrenia

Mental Health Supports for Teen Parents: a Pilot Project

Taylor Cumming - BA, Mental Health Recovery Facilitator, Canadian Mental Health Association - Edmonton Region, Edmonton, AB, Canada. Laura Fulmer, Manager, Education and Early Learning, Terra Child & Family Support Centre, Edmonton, AB, Canada.

This session will examine the issue of teen pregnancy and the increased risk of mental health concerns. The Mental Health Supports for Teen Parents project will be described and how it addresses these concerns. Findings from the project and direction moving forward will also be presented.

Learning objectives

  1. Increased understanding of the impact of teen pregnancy on mental illness
  2. Discuss our program’s influence in addressing mental health concerns experienced by young mothers
  3. Discuss successes and challenges within the program and our direction moving forward

Community Mental Health Parent Consumers Describe their Recommendations for Psychoeducation for their Minor Children

Joanne Riebschleger - PhD, MSW, Social Work, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA. Tori Edgar, BA, 3rd year College of Law Student, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA. Olivia Ehret, BASW Student, School of Social Work, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA.

Mental health consumer parents participated in a focus group research study. Parents offered recommendations for the design and delivery of education and support groups (psychoeducation) for their minor children. They recommended lively, fun, and age appropriate programs be developed to teach children about mental illness, recovery, and coping.

Learning objectives

  1. Describe the rationales for developing psychoeducation programs for children of a parent with a mental illness 
  2. Summarize this sample of mental health consumer parents’ recommendations for developing psychoeducation programs for their minor children