The Medical Tribune reports on what we found out about the initial situation in Tyrol, how we develop new practical approaches in workshops together with stakeholders – and how we want to create and measure improvements for children with parents having a mental illness.
A short feature about our project with a field experience report by highly dedicated Lisa Kainzbauer. Keywords: involving the child and asking about its needs; breaking the vicious circle in which the danger of developing a mental illness is passed on over generations; creating a network that "catches" the child.
”The project is so exciting because we are working together in an international and interdisciplinary team towards a common goal: We want to identify children of mentally ill parents as early as possible, understand their experiences and support them in the best possible way.” – Jean Paul, head of the ”Village” project in an interview with MED•INN – the campus magazine of the Medical University of Innsbruck.
For a long time forgotten, now in the foreground: children of parents with a mental illness
Jean Paul from Australia came to Innsbruck to lead an international project there. The aim is to find measures that help children of mentally ill parents.
Dr. Melinda Goodyear (Research Fellow and MIRF Project Manager, Monash
University) & Dr. Jean Paul (Principal investigator of the village project at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute and the Medical University of Innsbruck) share insights into the research collected in this area in the Best Practice/Next Practice Forum: Working with Families where a Parent has a Mental Illness.
"It takes a village to raise a child." The African proverb has been taken to heart by the Village research group built around the Australian expert in child and youth health, Jean Paul. The scientists at the medical university and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute are developing measures to help children of parents with a mental illness. These are particularly at risk later in life to be mentally or physically ill. The methods are developed together with care facilities, schools and children themselves.
Innovation Magazin Tirol, 1/2018
The public tells science what to research - a crazy idea? The Ludwig Boltzmann Society is currently making good experiences with 'crowdsourcing' of research questions and other methods of participation. An interview with project manager Benjamin Missbach and social scientist Jean Paul.
The Medical University Innsbruck is supporting the project "Village" to raise society's awareness towards the needs of affected persons.
Based on an initiative of the Ludwig Boltzmann Association, an interdisciplinary team of scientists wants to equip the model region Tyrol as "the village" with the necessary know-how to provide children of parents with a mental illness with the help they need in their often difficult everyday life.
The article in the print edition of the Dolomites gives a brief insight into our research project.
The international research group Village explores how children and adolescents of mentally ill parents are treated. Tyrol should act as a model region here.
The article in the Tiroler Tageszeitung (TT) recalls the intention of our research project.
The african proverb "It takes a village to raise a child" is the guiding theme of the international research project based in Innsbruck, Tyrol. The Kick Off Event took place on June 28th in Innsbruck. The objective of the project is to build up a structure in society that is similar to a village structure and thus supports children of parents with a mental illness in various ways.
Around a quarter of all children grow up in families where one parent is mentally ill. The risk of becoming mentally ill later on is high. In Tyrol, the village communities will now be used in a new research project to help these children.
An estimated quarter of all children grow up in families where one parent is mentally ill. For the children, this often means an unbelievable burden, an enormous pressure. The risk of becoming mentally ill later on is high. How can we help these children, how can we support them? At the Medical University of Innsbruck, in cooperation with the Ludwig Boltzmann Association, an international research group has been set up to develop suitable measures.