When a child has a mental illness, it can be confusing and isolating, not only for the child but for the entire family. Supporting parents is critical. Five years ago, two Ontario organizations – Kinark and Parents for Children’s Mental Health – began to explore the idea of teaming up parents who have a child with a mental illness and are new to the children’s mental health system, with other parents who have experience navigating the system. What they came up with is a four-stage program that is already showing benefits for families and children.
In the latest edition of EENet’s Promising Practices, we profile the work that went into creating this made-in-Ontario model of family support. Read the full story on the EENet website.
Promising Practices profiles innovative practices and initiatives from around Ontario.