How are families involved in Turning Point?
Families can be an integral part of the treatment team and are considered equal partners in treatment planning and delivery.
Families can have a positive influence on their loved one’s recovery. Research has demonstrated that family psychoeducation and support can help to:
- Reduce relapse rates
- Improve recovery outcomes
- Improve overall family well-being
- Family psychoeducation and support is provided on an individual basis and through the program’s monthly multi-family group.
- These groups are intended to build upon family strengths, resilience and relationships, and provide the skills and knowledge to support their loved ones.
Family groups provide knowledge about the illness and related coping strategies. Some examples of group topics include:
- Understanding psychosis
- Causes of psychosis
- Treatment for psychosis
- Recovery from psychosis
- Substance use
- Shared decision-making
- Communication tips and tools
- Addressing stigma
- Considerations regarding disclosure
- Success in employment and education