UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry



Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Medical Subject Headings

Family Relations; Mental Disorders; Mentally Ill Persons; Child of Impaired Parents; Parenting; Parents


Health Services Research | Mental and Social Health | Psychiatric and Mental Health | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology


Citation: Biebel, K. & Woolsey, K. (2008). Creating the organizational capacity to serve families with parental mental illness: The implementation of Family Options. Annual Proceedings, A System of Care for Children’s Mental Health: Expanding the Research Base, 21th Annual Research Conference for Children’s Mental Health.

Summary: The purpose of this presentation is to present preliminary findings describing the organizational context of a traditionally adult-serving community mental health program, Employment Options, Inc., as they implement a family-centered, strengths-based intervention for families living with parental mental illness.



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