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A Child-inclusive Family Intervention in a Community Adult Mental Health Service

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  03 August 2012

Vicki Cowling*
Affiliation:
Hunter New England Local Health District, New South Wales
Matthew Garrett
Affiliation:
Relationships Australia, New South Wales
*
Address for correspondence: Vicki Cowling, PO Box 273, Ormond VIC 3204. Email: Vickirivers@exemail.com.au
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Abstract

In this paper we describe an intervention that focuses on the needs of children in families where a parent has a mental illness and attends a community adult mental health setting. After a brief outline of the literature, we present a family approach that includes children and young people, their parents and grandparents. Case studies then illustrate the work as a ‘best practice’ for parents who are clients in community adult mental health services.

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