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GEMS research summaries
'Gateways to Evidence that MatterS' (GEMS)
Aim of GEMS
The aim of the 'Gateways to Evidence that MatterS' (GEMS) is to provide a summary of recent Australian and international research concerning children (aged 0-18 years) of parents with a mental illness, their parents and families. While research in this area is growing, there is a lack of evidence-based practice when working with families affected by parental mental illness.
These GEMS have been prepared as a resource for those working in the field, and aim to provide a synthesis of available research that might guide and direct practitioners, and highlight current research and practice gaps.
GEMS promotes the collection, interpretation and integration of valid, recent and relevant research from around the world, based on the views and experiences of those researching, working and living with parental mental illness.
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- Edition 21 (July 2015) Promoting children's resilience when a parent has a mental illness
- Edition 20 (June 2015) Resilience in families where a parent has a mental illness
- Edition 19 (April 2015) Family interventions in adult mental health – the interface with COPMI
- Edition 18 (August 2014) The role of fathers when a parent has a mental illness
- Edition 17 (May 2014) The Continuum of Need: Parental mental health is everyone's responsibility
- Edition 16 (November 2013) Children of parents with a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder
- Edition 15 (August 2013) Help seeking for young people with mental health problems in families with a parent who experiences a mental illness
- Edition 14 (March 2013) Putting families at the centre of recovery
- Edition 13 (September 2012) Targeted family interventions for families where a parent has a mental illness: Early intervention benefits to children
- Edition 12 (March 2012) Talking to children about parental mental illness
- Edition 11 (October 2011) Sibling relationships in children of depressed parents
- Edition 10 (October 2010) Keeping the infant in mind in the presence of maternal mental illness
- Edition 9 (April 2010) Grandparents parenting grandchildren when parents have a mental illness
- Edition 8 (February 2010) Ulysses Agreements in supporting families affected by parental mental illness
- Edition 7 (December 2009) Pre-school children in families with parental mental illness
- Edition 6 (August 2009) Issues for mental health workers when working with children and parents
- Edition 5 (May 2009) When a parent is hospitalised: the impact on children
- Edition 4 (March 2009) Children of parents with dual diagnosis
- Edition 3 (December 2008) Children of parents with mental illness and their family relationships
- Edition 2 (September 2008) Children who care for parents with mental illness: A UK respective
- Edition 1 (July 2008) The importance of being child and family focused