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Dealing with a diagnosis of a mental illness for a child can be confusing and isolating, not only for the child but for the entire family. Supporting parents is critical.

EENet’s Pam Gillett has profiled a recent promising practice: an effort to team up parents who have a child with a mental illness and are new to the children’s mental health system, with other parents who already have experience navigating the system. More specifically, Pam looks at two organizations that have developed and piloted a Made-in-Ontario Model of Family Support in Kinark’s Simcoe County and York Region community mental health programs.

Promising Practices profiles innovative practices and initiatives from around Ontario.

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Categories: Children / Youth , Health Systems and Services , Mental Health , Service Providers , Treatment, Supports, and Services

Source: Pam Gillet