Improving Children's Mental Health Through Parent Empowerment
This book is an essential guide for parent advisors and counsellors, to helping parents take charge of their children's mental health care. The book is divided into four parts for easy reference: Part 1 addresses important skills you will want to hone, such as listening, collaboration, priority setting, and group management. Part 2 describes the mental health system and gives guidance for helping parents obtain appropriate treatment for their child. Part 3 covers working with the school system and the different special education options families should consider. Part 4 explains education laws and how they should be used to ensure children receive all the appropriate services they need.