One in Ten

The Family-Focused Advocate

December 18, 2019 National Children's Alliance / Libby Ralston Season 1 Episode 112
One in Ten
The Family-Focused Advocate
Chapters
00:01:24
The value of caregivers’ support and involvement in their child’s treatment.
00:06:20
Strategies to engage families in services.
00:09:42
Barriers to participating in treatment.
00:13:42
Trauma-screening and assessments as family engagement tools.
00:18:40
A shift in the way we communicate.
00:20:25
Do you have a family engagement problem?
00:27:15
We’re communicating caring.
00:29:16
Our multidisciplinary team (MDT) partners can help.
One in Ten
The Family-Focused Advocate
Dec 18, 2019 Season 1 Episode 112
National Children's Alliance / Libby Ralston

Episode 112, “The Family-Focused Advocate.” One barrier to improved outcomes for children is getting families to participate in and complete mental health treatments. We have the services available at Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs), but not enough families take advantage of them. This is a family engagement problem. How do we change that? We spoke to Libby Ralston from Project BEST about a shift in the way we communicate—and a focus on family advocacy.  What barriers must we overcome? And how can our team partners help make the case for treatment?

Topics in this episode:

·         The value of caregivers’ support and involvement in their child’s treatment. (1:24)

·         Strategies to engage families in services. (6:20)

·         Barriers to participating in treatment. (9:42)

·         Trauma-screening and assessments as family engagement tools. (13:42)

·         A shift in the way we communicate. (18:40)

·         Do you have a family engagement problem? (20:25)

·         We’re communicating caring. (27:15)

·         Our multidisciplinary team (MDT) partners can help. (29:16)

 

Links:

Motivational interviewing

The reference to our data is about NCA’s Outcome Measurement System

The family engagement training project refers to the Enhance Early Engagement (E3) Training for Children’s Advocacy Centers’ Victim Advocates, a project that NCA and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center are conducting in 2020.

 

Learn more about the work of Children’s Advocacy Centers and National Children’s Alliance on our website, read our annual report, and visit us on Facebook.

 

Support the show (https://www.nationalchildrensalliance.org/donate-now/)

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Episode 112, “The Family-Focused Advocate.” One barrier to improved outcomes for children is getting families to participate in and complete mental health treatments. We have the services available at Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs), but not enough families take advantage of them. This is a family engagement problem. How do we change that? We spoke to Libby Ralston from Project BEST about a shift in the way we communicate—and a focus on family advocacy.  What barriers must we overcome? And how can our team partners help make the case for treatment?

Topics in this episode:

·         The value of caregivers’ support and involvement in their child’s treatment. (1:24)

·         Strategies to engage families in services. (6:20)

·         Barriers to participating in treatment. (9:42)

·         Trauma-screening and assessments as family engagement tools. (13:42)

·         A shift in the way we communicate. (18:40)

·         Do you have a family engagement problem? (20:25)

·         We’re communicating caring. (27:15)

·         Our multidisciplinary team (MDT) partners can help. (29:16)

 

Links:

Motivational interviewing

The reference to our data is about NCA’s Outcome Measurement System

The family engagement training project refers to the Enhance Early Engagement (E3) Training for Children’s Advocacy Centers’ Victim Advocates, a project that NCA and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center are conducting in 2020.

 

Learn more about the work of Children’s Advocacy Centers and National Children’s Alliance on our website, read our annual report, and visit us on Facebook.

 

Support the show (https://www.nationalchildrensalliance.org/donate-now/)

The value of caregivers’ support and involvement in their child’s treatment.
Strategies to engage families in services.
Barriers to participating in treatment.
Trauma-screening and assessments as family engagement tools.
A shift in the way we communicate.
Do you have a family engagement problem?
We’re communicating caring.
Our multidisciplinary team (MDT) partners can help.