Working Together for Change for Children of Parents With Mental Illness and Their Families

  • Vicki Cowling University of New Castle,New South Wales,Australia

Abstract

This narrative weaves the author's twenty-three-year social work journey with her involvement in research, projects, publications, and policy development in Australia concerning children of parents with mental illness and their families—a group described previously as "invisible." The author acknowledges the part that advocates worldwide have played in achieving significant increases in knowledge and understanding, as well as commitment from governments, to fund state and national initiatives in Australia. (Case studies are based on actual events, with names changed and identifying information removed.)

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