The director of the Sibling Support Program: A Family-Centered Mental Health Initiative will discuss the role of families and siblings in the behavioral health experience at a live networking event sponsored by the Massachusetts Association of Healthcare Quality (MAHQ) Oct. 19 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital.
Sibling Support Program
A UMass Medical School program that supports the brothers and sisters of those who receive in-patient psychiatric care has had a profoundly positive effect on the Cummings family of New Hampshire, according to WBZ-TV.
The director of UMass Medical School’s Sibling Support Program will discuss the experience of siblings of children with mental health issues and the strategies that can be used to support them at the Wayside Youth & Family Support Network May 2. The presentation is being held to celebrate Children’s Mental Health Week.
Siblings of children with mental health needs who participate in the UMass Medical School Sibling Support Program show a decrease in their sense of isolation and shame, one of the initiative’s parent mentors, Leah Baigell, said at the Cambridge Health Alliance Art of Healing Fundraiser April 29.
UMass Medical School’s Sibling Support Program encourages siblings of children undergoing inpatient mental health treatment to talk about what is happening at home, Emily Rubin, MA, creator and director of the program, told New England Psychologist.
Families of children receiving inpatient mental health treatment at the Franciscan Hospital for Children are learning about resiliency and healing from their trauma through UMass Medical School’s Sibling Support Program.