Updates and five-year evaluation of the S.A.F.E. Program: A family psychoeducational program for serious mental illness

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Abstract

This brief report reviews recent updates to the S.A.F.E. Program, a family psychoeducational intervention for serious mental illness created in the Veterans Affairs (VA) system. The improvements and significant content additions to the curriculum are outlined. Further, positive five-year program evaluation data are described, including high levels of participant retention and satisfaction. Program attendance is positively correlated with understanding of mental illness, awareness of VA resources, and ability to engage in self-care activities-and inversely correlated with caregiver distress. This data lays the groundwork for a randomized clinical trial and raises questions about the necessity of diagnostic-specific family programming.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)213-219
Number of pages7
JournalCommunity Mental Health Journal
Volume42
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2006

Keywords

  • Family psychoeducation
  • Family therapy
  • PTSD
  • Serious mental illness
  • Veteran

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