This book, available in Spanish and English, may assist in guiding collaborative exploration into common areas that contribute to a family's stabilization. With the support of this tool, the CATS team can help the family develop their own strategies for addressing emotional and behavioral needs of their child, as well as the needs of siblings and adults in the home.
Family Peer Support Specialists assist families in identifying areas of their lives that may be impacting their ability to implement clinical recommendations, find resources or to maintain a level of stability that keeps them out of crisis. These obstacles (or barriers) often fall outside of those that are commonly addressed by health care providers and may be addressed using an approach grounded in shared “lived experiences.” The family-peer approach has the aim to support families in pursuing their own identified outcomes. Through this support, families grow in their knowledge, capacity, skills, and overall resilience.
Specialized training opportunities for those working in mental health crisis care are available in various locations around the state.
The mental health training programs listed below are offered by the tri-counties of Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington. The courses are free and offered either online or in person for ages 18+.