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Children living with a parent with a depressive disorder are at higher risk for low adaptive functioning, in terms of social, academic, emotional, and mental health problems (Reupert, Maybery & Kowalenko, 2012).This brief describes FAMILLE+, a multifamily group program for parents with major depressive disorder and their 7 to 11 years old children. Its purpose is to prevent the development of mental health problems in children and to promote family resilience and was specifically adapted to fit the children's developmental (cognitive, attentional and socio-emotional) abilities.


Picture-Story Book, Children, Major Depressive Disorder, Families, Mental Health, Bibliotherapy, Mental Health Literacy, Intergenerational Mental Health, Child-Centered Research


Research reported in this article was funded through a FRQSC (Fonds de Recherche Société et Culture) Award (2017-NP-199449). The excellent work of the artist, Isabelle Salmon http://www.numerosept.com/, is acknowledged, as well as the help of members of our research team https://lapproche.uqo.ca/projets/familleplus/.

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Genevieve Piche, Professeure aggrégée, Université du Québec en Outaouais, Département de psychoéducation et de psychologie, Campus de Saint-Jérôme : 5, Rue Saint-Joseph, Saint-Jérôme (Québec) J7Z 0B7

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