Vertti, Peer Support Group Family Intervention: Learning the Experiences of the Mentally ill Parents
Islam, Muntasir (2015)
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Parental mental illness affects all the family members including the growth and development of the young children. Given to the importance of the matter a number of family interventions have been developed over the years. This literature review study focuses on the outcomes of the Peer support group family intervention (parents group) which is named as VERTTI in Finland while considering the outcomes of the other similar family interventions as well. The intervention model has been developed and implemented in Finland. The aim of the study is to explore the literature related with the experiences of the parents group in a family Intervention. It is a qualitative study. There are seven articles used in this study. All of which have scientific background and recognized publishers. A greater level of confidence and security found as the central category of the participating groups. In addition to that Motivation, self-awareness, education, and flexibility of the intervention as a method have been found as the important findings. The parents are enriched with a lot of information and skills which helps to cope with their everyday life afterwards. However It would be interesting to study further on how the intervention affects them in the long term as well. It is worth to mention that the study covers the pedagogical perspective of the health care field.