Transgenerational Mental Health

Peter van der Ende (Speaker), Joanne Riebschleger (Speaker), Christine Grove (Speaker), Annick Bosch (Speaker), Daniel Cavanaugh (Speaker)

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Description

Knowledge children need to know when one of their parents has a mental illness.

In the research of Children Of Parents With a Mental Illness, the information given to children is evaluated. What children want to know is not searched for systematically. So professionals and people in the network of these children do not know what children need to know. The aim is to develop an instrument to measure what children need to know in the situation where a parent has a mental illness.
Method.
A literature search is executed. Also a qualitative survey among experts is done and analyzed. Based on that, several constructs will be selected and used for constructs for a Mental Health Literacy Scale for children to measure their needs for information.
Results.
No Mental Health Literacy Scale for children is found in the literature. Other results will be reported.
Conclusion.
Children in Families where a Parent has a Mental Illness (FaPMI) probably need to get specific information on the symptoms of mental illness, possibilities for child support etc. A developed scale can help to find out what information this will be. In the think tank we want to discuss the information that is needed.
Period18 Aug 2016
Event typeConference
LocationBasel, Switzerland
Degree of RecognitionInternational

Keywords

  • parents with mental illnes
  • children
  • information needs