Family Education Curriculum

Purpose: To provide reliable psychoeducational materials in a classroom setting for consumers of mental health services, their families and/or their chosen support system.

Duration:Takes place over several weeks and/or months

Components:Workshop model led by a mental health professional and peer consultant that follows a standardized syllabus.

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Jewell, T. C., Downing, D., & McFarlane, W. M. (2009). Partnering with families: Multiple family group psychoeducation for schizophrenia. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 65, 868-878. Jewell, T. C., & Stein, C. H. (2002). Parental influence on sibling caregiving for people with severe mental illness. Community Mental Health Journal, 38, 17-33. Jewell, T. C., Corry, R., […]

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