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.
We are excited to offer to you these GEMS and hope that they will be useful for you in your area. We hope that you find these GEMS interesting and compelling. We also encourage you to share these GEMS with others, and to consider submitting one of your own. However, before you start work on a possible GEMS please examine the contributor guidelines.
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