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Children of parents with mental health problems and/or who abuse alcohol

Contact person

name: Astri Vikan
Phone: to be added
E-mail: to be added
Hospital: Hospital of Levanger and Hospital of Namsos
Network: Norwegian Network of HPH

Project details

Langugage of communication: English, Norwegian
Standard relation: Not related to the HPH Standards
Date of last update: 04. November 2008

Background

To be added.

Purpose and objectives

To ensure that children and youth who grow up with a parent that has mental health problems and/or abuse alcohol are given support. Prevention of possible future own challanges.

Methodology and actions

2005-2008: Groups for children and parents offered in all municipalities of Nord- Trøndelag county (NT). Preparation for extention with youth groups and family intervention. 2008-2011: Implementation of youth groups in all municipalities of NT. Implementation of family intervention in all municipalities of NT. Support the implementation of one or more program in some municipalities of Sør-Trøndelag and Møre og Romsdal county.

Main target groups

children, youth and families.

Results and conclusions

290 families have at this stage been through the program. 20 children/families have withdrawn from participation. 1/2 of the families deal with alcohol abuse, 1/2 with mental health problems. 1/3 of the children have been refered to outpatient clinics for children and youth as a result of discovered needs. 1/3 of the children take part in preventive measures from Child Welfare Response and Consultation teams. Internal and external evaluation carried out with positive responses from the children and their parents.

Purpose and objectives

To ensure that children and youth who grow up with a parent that has mental health problems and/or abuse alcohol are given support. Prevention of possible future own challanges.

Publications

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