Children in Beardslee's family intervention: relieved by understanding of the parents' mental illness
(English)Article in journal (Other academic) Submitted
Background: Beardslee’s family intervention (FI), which is a family-based preventive method for children of mentally ill parents, has been implemented on a national level in Sweden.
Material: Fourteen children from nine families and their parents were interviewed about how the FI was for the children. Data was analyzed by Qualitative content analysis.
Discussion: A central finding was the children’s sense of relief and release from worry because of more knowledge and openness about the parent’s illness in the family.
Conclusion: The results indicating relief for the children are encouraging.
Beardslee’s preventive family intervention, children, parental mental illness, qualitative analysis.
Research subject Psychiatry
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-40699OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-40699DiVA: diva2:402095