JANUARY CHILDREN’S CONFERENCE CALL WITH DR. KEN DUCKWORTH
Please join us on Friday, JANUARY 18, for our monthly Friday children’s conference call with Dr. Ken Duckworth! The call will be an open discussion with Dr. Duckworth. He will discuss issues of interest to participants and will respond to any questions about child and adolescent mental health issues. This is your opportunity to get those burning questions and comments addressed!
Friday children’s conference calls with Dr. Ken Duckworth take place on the third Friday of every month (with the exception of December). The calls are toll free and are scheduled from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. E.T. To access the toll-free call, please dial 1-888-858-6021; access number 309918#. We hope that you will join us!
We are currently scheduling our 2008 children’s conference calls with Dr. Ken Duckworth and would value some input! These calls are our service to NAMI leaders, members and families; we have had great interest and participation in the calls thus far and hope to continue their success. Therefore, in order to ensure we continue to cover topics that are of interest to you…we would love to hear from you what topics you would like to see addressed by the children’s conference calls.
Please submit any topic ideas you have for the 2008 children’s conference call lineup to Dana Markey, Program Coordinator, at email@example.com at your earliest convenience. Please feel free to also share any names of experts you would like to present on the calls. We look forward to hearing from you and we greatly value this opportunity to see what interests you and how we can best address your needs.
SPANISH RESOURCES ON EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICES
NAMI developed a family guide, Choosing The Right Treatment: What Families Need to Know about Evidence-Based Practices, NAMI developed a family guide on Choosing the Right Treatment: What Families Need to Know about Evidence-Based Practices to educate and inform families about evidence-based practices in children’s mental health and to share information on an array of treatment and support options. The following sections of the guide are available online in Spanish:
- What are Evidence-Based Practices?
- Cautions about Evidence-Based Practices
- How to Talk with Providers about Treatment Choices and Evidence-Based Practices
- What are Current Evidence-Based Practices in Children’s Mental Health?
- How Can Families Help Drive and Become More Involved in the Broader Dissemination of Evidence-Based Practices?
The fact sheets can be accessed at www.nami.org/caac in the Research, Services & Treatment section of the website. If you have any questions or would like additional resources please contact Dana Markey, Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE APPLICATION OF THE TEN PRINCIPLES OF THE WRAPAROUND PROCESS TO THE ROLE OF FAMLY PARTNERS ON WRAPAROUND TEAMS
The National Wraparound Initiative has announced the availability of "The Application of the Ten Principles of the Wraparound Process to the Role of Family Partners on Wraparound Teams" by Marlene Penn and Trina Osher.
The Family Partner is a formal member of the wraparound team whose role is to serve the family and help them engage and actively participate on the team and make informed decisions that drive the process. Wraparound is a philosophy of care that includes a definable planning process involving the child and family that results in a unique set of community services and natural supports individualized for that child and family to achieve a positive set of outcomes. This document briefly describes what the Family Partner does on wraparound teams to support achievement of the 10 principles of wraparound for the children, youth, and families with whom they work with.
The publication can be accessed at http://www.rtc.pdx.edu/nwi/pbNWI-FamilyPartner10Principles.pdf.
PBS TO AIR DOCUMENTARY ON CHILDHOOD ONSET SCHIZOPHRENIA
A documentary entitled "Childhood-Onset Schizophrenia: A Life Interrupted,” is scheduled to be shown on many PBS stations nationwide starting at the end of December 2007. The documentary was produced by the four-time Emmy award-winning series Keeping Kids Healthy (see www.keepingkidshealthy.org). An announcement for this documentary can be accessed at http://www.keepingkidshealthy.org/topics/schizophrenia-childhood-onset/.
Please check local PBS stations (orAmerican Public Television) for the Keeping Kids Healthy series show times in your location.
Dana C. Markey
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
Child & Adolescent Action Center
2107 Wilson Blvd., Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22201
Toll Free: 1.800.950.NAMI (6264)