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Presented at the 20th Annual Research Conference

Social Supports for Youth and Families

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Session Number: 1000 Room: Salon E & F

Presenting: Joan Kernan; Marie Morilus-Black

All Authors for this paper: Joan Kernan; Marie Morilus-Black

Presentation Type: poster presentation

Synopsis: Social supports for youth and families receiving mental health services are important for family success and sustainability of systems of care. We are surveying youth and families enrolled in wraparound care coordination to determine what kinds of help and social support they receive. Thus far, results show that social support networks are weak for both family and youth. Variations in scores suggest that wraparound family teams should focus on strategies that enhance the development of informal supports. Six-month follow-up data will also be analyzed to see if families and youth have increased their social support networks, expanded the kinds of people that provide support to them, and to inform the system of care of what interpersonal and community supports help families and youth.

Date: Sunday, March 4, 2007

Session Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM