Gaining knowledge about parental mental illness: how does it empower children?

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This study examined the utility of a digital video disc (DVD) intervention, designed to educate children, whose parents have depression and/or anxiety. Twenty-nine children completed pre- and post-DVD exposure questionnaires, on mental health knowledge and help seeking, and 18 were interviewed about their experiences and use of the DVD. Post-DVD, children s knowledge of mental illness improved. The DVD also challenged mental illness misconceptions. Most children preferred watching the DVD with a parent. The study explains how children utilize information about mental illness.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)377 - 386
Number of pages10
JournalChild and Family Social Work
Volume20
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Gaining knowledge about parental mental illness: how does it empower children? / Grove, Christine; Reupert, Andrea Erika; Maybery, Darryl John.

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