Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association and Foundation

Part 3: Parents as Providers and Special Topics

Parents as Providers and Special Topics focuses on working with each child within the context of his or her family; understanding the experience of families whose children have a significant mental health condition; engaging them in the process of psychiatric rehabilitation; and learning about peer supports and parental empowerment role in support outcomes for children. The training assumes that participants bring knowledge from their completion of parts one and two of the training, including an overview of the domains of psychiatric rehabilitation and familiarity with key competencies and skill sets.
 

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Parents as Providers and Special Topics focuses on understanding the experience of families whose children have a significant mental health condition, engaging them in the process of psychiatric rehabilitation, and learning about peer supports and parental empowerment role in support outcomes for children. The course assumes participants bring knowledge from their completion of sections one and two of the training, including an overview of the domains of psychiatric rehabilitation and familiarity with key competencies and skills sets. The modules in this section are constructed to enhance the participants' awareness of the impact of mental health conditions of children on their families, respond to the family’s experience, and offer guidelines for successful partnerships with parents while delivering psychiatric rehabilitation. The information highlights critical issues working with families. The faculty hopes to provide an experience that will lead to ongoing learning and skill building in delivering family-driven psychiatric rehabilitation to children.

Upcoming Course

Part 3: Parents as Providers and Special Topics
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Part 1: Developing Resiliency and Valued Roles for Children

May 1 - May 31, 2015 
Members: $215; Non-Members: $250 (Join Today)
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Please note: The instructor-led online courses in the Children's Series do not apply to the training hours required for CPRP exam application or CPRP recertification.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the current and historical barriers to engagement with treatment providers, typical difficulties of parenting children with special emotional health care needs, and the prevalence of parents/caregivers with significant clinical presentation and the possible impact that may have on their parenting.
  • Identify a three-step process of collaborative goal identification, intervention facilitation, and outcome monitoring with parents and caregivers whose children are receiving psychiatric rehabilitation interventions.
  • Describe three intervention skills: partialization, coaching continuum, and systems partnering that facilitate collaboration with parents and care givers with mental health conditions.
  • Identify where to connect with peer support agencies, how peer support assists parents in addressing barriers to engagement with agency services and natural support, and will understand the five steps parents use in helping their children by enhancing protective factors, reducing the effects of trauma and sustaining resiliency.
  • Identify the issues in these four categories faced by parents and how the parents’ plan of action for the family intersects with the child’s treatment plan or application of family-driven principles.

To earn a Certificate in Children’s Psychiatric Rehabilitation, practitioners will need to successfully complete three courses: