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Presented at the 22nd Annual Research Conference

The Lived Experience of Primary Caregivers of Children with Mental Health Needs

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Session Number: 2000 Room: Salon E & F

Presenting: Janis Gerkensmeyer; Ukamaka Oruche; Linda Stephan; Halima Al-Khattab

All Authors for this paper: Janis Gerkensmeyer; Ukamaka Oruche; Linda Stephan; Halima Al-Khattab; Corinne Wheeler

Presentation Type: poster presentation

Synopsis: Findings from a focus group study of primary caregivers of children with mental health needs will be shared describing their lived experience. Twenty caregivers participated in one of five focus groups. Information about the challenges they have faced, barriers to care and their worst and best experiences related to accessing care, resources and support will be shared. Their perceptions of the impact upon the caregiver, child and family will also be presented.

Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Session Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM