Parents, siblings and caregivers often experience fear, isolation, and confusion with their child’s onset of psychosis. A key component of the Coordinated Specialty Care model is family education and support. This is delivered in different formats: single family psychoeducation and support; multifamily groups; family therapy; and support groups. Family engagement throughout the course of treatment is a priority for all programs but remains a challenge for many teams.
This webinar aims to address the following questions:
-How do early intervention programs engage families in treatment and build community?
-How do early intervention programs include and support families while also maintaining a strong alliance with young adult clients?
-How do we increase family engagement in all programs given stigma and other barriers to involvement?
Webinar Learning Objectives:
Participants will be able to:
-Articulate how PIER, On Track, and Navigate models involve families in treatment.
-Develop strategies to build family engagement throughout the length of the program and beyond.
-Address stigma and barriers head-on through education and lived experience involvement.
In this webinar, we will hear from a panel of family members from different cultural and geographic contexts that participated in OnTrack NY, Navigate and PIER model programs. The panelists will share their feedback about the key elements of engagement and treatment.