Day two – part two

At the international COPMI conference

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Video abstracts

Parentification, Stress, and Problem Behaviour in Adolescents with a Mentally Ill Parent

Linda van Loon – MSc, PhD-student, Behavioural Science Institute, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Karin van Doesum – PhD, Prevention Psychologist and Researcher, Mindfit and Behavioural Science Institute, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Results of a quantitative study about the relation between parentification, stress, and internalizing and  externalizing problems of adolescents with a mentally ill parent will be presented. In addition, the concept of parentification and practical implications will be discussed.

Learning objectives

  1. Become informed about the relation between parentification and internalizing and externalizing
    problems of adolescents with a mentally ill parent
  2. Discuss the concept of parentification in adolescents with a mentally ill parent. Is parentification a risk factor only, or can it be a protective factor as well?

Effect of the Psychiatric Family Caregiving Program on Caregiving Skills, Caregiving Stress, and Caregiving Burden Among Caregivers of Person with Schizophrenia, and Medication Adherence Among Person with Schizophrenia

Patraporn Tungpunkom – PhD, RN, APN, Director of the Thailand Centre for Evidence Based Nursing, Midwifery, and Health Science, Director of Mental Health Care Centre, Faculty of Nursing, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Living with and caring for person with schizophrenia is difficult, often long term commitment. Therefore, family caregiving is crucial for psychiatric care due to the benefits of enhancing the patient to stay longer with the family and to decrease the relapse rate, as well as the cost of care. The intervention that focused on caregiving skills to enhance the capability of caregivers to take care of persons with schizophrenia effectively is needed. The  psychiatric family caregiving program is one of choices that developed and aimed to enhance the caregiving skills of caregiver to provide care effectively leading to positive outcome of care and well-being both for family caregivers and the patient themselves.

Learning objectives

  1. Understand how caring for persons with schizophrenia effect on family caregivers
  2. Understand the important of caregiving skills that required for caring of persons with schizophrenia
  3. Understand and describe of how one of the interventions can help those caregiver related to caregiving stress caregiving burden when caring for persons with schizophrenia
  4. Understand and know the invention of choices to increase the medication adherence for persons with schizophrenia

Motherhood and Mental Health in the Context of Intergenerational Trauma: Reflections of Pregnant Aboriginal Women

Amrita Roy – MSc, MD-PhD Candidate, Dept. Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada.

Populations subjected to long-term, mass trauma show poorer health even several generations after the original events, due to intergenerational trauma. Intergenerational trauma is characterized by maladaptive psychological and social trauma responses, transmitted across generations through pathways including impaired parenting. The legacy of colonization continues to impact Aboriginal populations in Canada. Many of today’s reproductive-aged Aboriginal individuals, for example, have relatives who survived the residential school system and “Sixties Scoop” child welfare policies. Their upbringing was thus impacted by their caregivers’ traumatic experiences; as they subsequently become parents themselves, the cycle of intergenerational trauma risks continuation.

Learning objectives

  1. Discuss intergenerational trauma as a determinant of Aboriginal mental health
  2. Discuss findings from a constructivist grounded theory study (Voices and PHACES) in Calgary, Alberta, which examined depression in pregnant Aboriginal women
  3. Discuss pregnancy as an intervention point for breaking the trauma cycle

Effectiveness of a State (Province) Wide Strategy toIncrease Family Focused Practice in Mental Health Clinicians

Darryl Maybery – PhD, Associate Director, Monash University Department of Rural and Indigenous Health and Associate Professor, Monash University, Moe, Victoria, Australia.

Melinda J Goodyear – PhD, MBSc, BBSc (Hons), Researcher, Monash University, Moe, Victoria, Australia.

This is one of few International studies that examine the impact of a state (province) wide work force development strategy on adult mental health clinician family focused practices. The findings support the strategy but also highlight some unexpected clinician practices.

Learning objectives

  1. Understand the workforce behaviour changes that are likely to occur as a result of a state (province) wide workforce strategy
  2. Recognise that adult mental health clinicians require skill and knowledge training in regard to working with parents and children to undertake family focused practice
  3. Outline the workforce practices including referrals undertaken by mental health workers following the implementation of a state (province) wide workforce strategy

Families at the Centre: a Call to Action for Public Systems to Reduce Vulnerability Within Families to Mental Health and Substance Use Problems

Stephen Smith – Director, British Columbia Ministry of Health, Victoria, BC, Canada.

The multi-disciplinary British Columbia Family Mental Health and Substance Use Task Force has created a cross-sector action planning resource – Families at the Centre – to address risk and protective factors for individual family members and whole families affected by a mental health and/or substance use problem, and encourage family centred approaches.

“Families at the Centre” proposes this can be accomplished in two ways:

  1. Encourage greater collaboration among all systems that touch and influence the lives of these, and future families
  2. Help systems and their representatives to embrace a family-centred approach to policies, services and supports

Working Better Together: Strategies for Families and Mental Health Providers

Angela Guy – MSW, RCSW, Clinical Social Worker, Vancouver Coastal Health, Squamish, BC, Canada.

The mental health system is transitioning to better welcome the involvement and wisdom of supportive networks and families. Barriers to collaboration are briefly reviewed. This lecture utilizes implementation research and Elliott Jacques’ values-based Stratified Systems Theory as a lens in which to suggest ways of enhancing ideological change and shift in practice as we proceed toward Family-cantered Mental Health Care.

Learning objectives

  1. Review of some barriers to collaboration
  2. Learn about Elliott Jaques’ values-based approach and Stratified Systems Theory
  3. Utilizing an example of implementation research and applying concepts of Stratified Systems Theory observe how Strengthening Families Program, Institute of Families and Safe Relationships Safe Children Initiative can promote better collaboration and thus facilitate a shift in practice

Registered Psychiatric Nurses’ Practice with Mentally Ill Parents and their Children/Families within General Adult Mental Health Services in Ireland

Anne Grant – MEd, University Lecturer (Nursing), School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems University
College, Dublin, Ireland.

This presentation will outline key findings from a mixed methods study that is being undertaken to obtain a Doctoral level qualification at Monash University in Australia. The research measured and explored RPNs’ practice with mentally ill parents and their children/families in general adult mental health services in Ireland.

Learning objectives

  1. Develop an awareness of the significant predictors of RPNs’ FFP, within general adult mental health services in Ireland, and how these predictors compare with other countries such as Australia
  2. Understand the significant differences in RPNs’ FFP according to service setting including acute units and community mental health nursing services
  3. Comprehend the various elements that comprised high scoring RPNs’ FFP including family focused activities, principles and processes
  4. Identify and understand the factors that facilitated high scoring RPNs to engage in FFP
  5. Recognise how high scoring RPNs overcame various barriers to FFP
  6. Establish what these findings mean for the development of RPNs’ FFP in Ireland and elsewhere