An intervention framework for family involvement in the care of persons with psychiatric illness: Further guidance from family Forum II

Barbara M. Dausch, Amy N. Cohen, Shirley Glynn, Susan McCutcheon, Deborah A. Perlick, Armando Rotondi, Frederic J. Sautter, Steven L. Sayers, Michelle Sherman, Lisa Dixon

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Abstract

Family involvement in the care of persons with psychiatric illness is important for recovery-oriented comprehensive mental health services; however, family involvement infrequently occurs. The Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Mental Health Services has sponsored Family Forum II to provide a broad intervention framework for family involvement in the care of persons with psychiatric illness. This article presents guidance provided by Family Forum II. Services highlighted include family consultation, family education, and family psychoeducation; and an intervention framework is presented. Several dimensions of fostering family involvement are emphasized as vital to the process of engagement in meaningful services. An intervention framework for family involvement enables consumers, family members, providers, and administrators to navigate and cultivate family service choices in a family-friendly agency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-25
Number of pages21
JournalAmerican Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

Keywords

  • Family consultation
  • Family education
  • Family psychoeducation
  • Family services
  • Psychiatric illness

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