Improving family-centered mental health care by supporting siblings of children and adolescents admitted for psychiatric hospitalization
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Advocacy for health and health education
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Provision of health care to the public
Describe the impact of a child/adolescent's psychiatric hospitalization on family members. List 3 strategies, learned from the project, to support siblings of children/adolescents who are admitted for psychiatric hospitalization. Discuss how recommendations from the Sibling Support Demonstration Project can be applied to mental health programs serving children and adolescents.
Keyword(s): Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Mental Health Services
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: As Director of Sibling Support at UMass Medical School, I designed the Sibling Support Demonstration Project and am overseeing implementation of the pilot at Cambridge Health Alliance. I am also collaborating with the Children's Hospital in Boston to launch the project at BCH in the fall of 2013.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.