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A controlled trial of implementing a complex mental health intervention for carers of vulnerable young people living in out-of-home care : the ripple project Helen Herrman, Cathy Humphreys, Stephen Halperin, Katherine Monson, Carol Harvey, Cathrine Mihalopoulos, Susan Cotton, Penelope Mitchell, Tony Glynn, Anne Magnus, Lenice Murray, Josef Szwarc, Elise Davis, Sophie Havighurst, Patrick McGorry, Sam Tyano, Ida Kaplan, Simon Rice and Kristen Moeller-Saxone

By: Herrman, Helen.
Contributor(s): Humphreys, Cathy | Halperin, Stephen | et al.
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticleSeries: BMC Psychiatry.Publisher: BioMed Central, 2016Subject(s): ADOLESCENTS | CARE AND PROTECTION | CAREGIVERS | CHILD PROTECTION | CHILDREN | FOSTER CARE | INTERVENTION | MENTAL HEALTH | SOCIAL SERVICES | SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE | SUBSTANCE ABUSE | SUPPORT SERVICES | The Ripple Project | YOUNG PEOPLE | AUSTRALIA | MELBOURNEOnline resources: Click here to access online In: BMC Psychiatry, 2016, 16:436 (Open access)Summary: Out-of-home care (OoHC) refers to young people removed from their families by the state because of abuse, neglect or other adversities. Many of the young people experience poor mental health and social function before, during and after leaving care. Rigorously evaluated interventions are urgently required. This publication describes the protocol for the Ripple project and notes early findings from a controlled trial demonstrating the feasibility of the work. The Ripple project is implementing and evaluating a complex mental health intervention that aims to strengthen the therapeutic capacities of carers and case managers of young people (12-17 years) in OoHC. The study is conducted in partnership with mental health, substance abuse and social services in Melbourne, with young people as participants. (From the abstract). Record #5451
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BMC Psychiatry, 2016, 16:436 (Open access)

Out-of-home care (OoHC) refers to young people removed from their families by the state because of abuse, neglect or other adversities. Many of the young people experience poor mental health and social function before, during and after leaving care. Rigorously evaluated interventions are urgently required.

This publication describes the protocol for the Ripple project and notes early findings from a controlled trial demonstrating the feasibility of the work. The Ripple project is implementing and evaluating a complex mental health intervention that aims to strengthen the therapeutic capacities of carers and case managers of young people (12-17 years) in OoHC. The study is conducted in partnership with mental health, substance abuse and social services in Melbourne, with young people as participants. (From the abstract). Record #5451