Focus Group Participants Needed
The University of Washington First Episode Psychosis (UW FEP) team is developing a new program for families with a child or loved one who has experienced first episode psychosis and previous hospitalization. The UW team is engaging families in several communities throughout Washington via focus groups and online surveys to determine what they most need both during and after hospitalization. The focus groups are co-facilitated by UW faculty member, Maria Monroe-DeVita, and a parent with a loved one who has had similar experiences as families we are trying to engage in these focus groups.
- The goal of the project is to develop a Family Bridger role to be a resource for families when their child has been hospitalized. Support, skills, advocacy, and resources would be provided by the Family Bridger (who is also family member) to other families during and after their loved one’s hospitalization.
- Family members can attend an in-person focus group in Yakima on April 18th, or Spokane, WA on May 9th (see attached focus group flyers for more information). If family members cannot attend, we have an option to do an online survey instead. Family members will receive $30 for participating. Anyone interested should call for a brief screening:
- Chris McCain at (206) 744-9473 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.