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Parental mental health and families: working together with professionals

Part of e-Learning courses

This e-learning module explores the benefits of multi-agency working with families who are affected by parental mental health problems. It demonstrates how to use the Family Model to strengthen professional working relationships and to consider how the 'team around the child' process can be used to reinforce a 'Think family approach'. Individual sections cover: Partnership with professionals; Multi-agency working; the Family Model and assessment; Professional relationships; and Resolving professional conflicts.

Parental mental health and families: care planning and review

Part of e-Learning courses

This e-learning module looks at what makes an effective care plan for adults and children and identifies some of the key principles to further a "Think child, think parent, think family" approach. It also looks at the  how the reviewing processes can be used to ensure changing needs are assessed and plans modified as a result. Individual sections of the module cover: Planning and review process; Coordinating plans; Legislative and policy frameworks; Family centred plans; and Reviewing and altering plans.

Parental mental health and families: introducing the family model

Part of e-Learning courses

This e-learning module introduces the Family Model, a conceptual framework that can help consider the parent, the child and the whole family when working with families with a parent with mental health problems. First it looks at how some of the common risks and stressors can prevent the needs of family members being met. It also looks at how the presence of protective factors and appropriate resources can influence positive outcomes. The four sections of module look at: the family model; the organisational context; the impact of inequalities; and risk, stressors and protective factors. A list of references, useful resources and a glossary is included.

Parental substance misuse: implications for children's social work practice

Part of e-Learning courses

One of a set of three e-learning modules exploring parental substance misuse, its effects on children and parenting capacity and the implications for social work practitioners. This module covers: recognition and referral; engagement and assessment; supporting children and families; and roles and responsibilities of agencies. The resource includes audio, video and interactive technology.

Parental mental health and families: communicating with families

Part of e-Learning courses

This e-learning module aims to promote greater confidence in communicating with family members about issues of parental mental health and child welfare. It highlights the importance of communicating sensitively and provides practice examples and communication strategies that can be used to talk to parents about their mental health; to children about their parents' mental health and what that means for them; and to help family members talk to each other.

Parental mental health and families: managing complexity and leading practice

Part of e-Learning courses

This e-learning module aims to help front-line and strategic managers to implement the 'Think Child, think parent, think family' approach. Sections one and two provide front line managers with a range of audit tools to help them gauge the readiness of their staff to implement the ‘Think Family’ guidance. Section three, strategic management, identifies the key drivers needed by strategic managers to target action at a local level , identify the barriers to change and potential solutions.

Supporting carers: the cared-for person

This film for social care commissioners, staff, people who need services and carers follows Linda, who needs constant care. Linda found out she was entitled to direct payments. She used the money to pay her friends to be her personal assistants.

Supporting carers: the social worker

This film for social workers and carers focuses on social worker Nicola. She introduces us to Caroline, who cares for her autistic, severely learning disabled son. Nicola demonstrates how considering the needs of both the service user and the carer can have a positive impact on the whole family.

Personalisation for older people: residential care

Part of Personalisation

This film for social care and care home commissioners and staff, is introduced by the manager of a residential care home for older people with dementia who talks about the importance of understanding the individual, their interests, background and personal history to maintain dignity and wellbeing.

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