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Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion: Parenting

Overview

These resources provide information on custody rights of parents with mental illnesses, as well as strategies to support the parenting skills of individuals with mental health conditions.

This webpage includes the following resources:

  • Leisure Education Toolkit for Parents with Mental Illnesses
  • A Parenting Resources Worksheet
  • Learn About Special Needs Trusts
  • Myths about Parents with Mental Illnesses
  • Parenting With a Mental Illness
  • Peers In Practice: Parents with Mental Health Issues
  • Positive Parenting and Child Resilience – A Training Handout

Resources on Custody:

  • A Model Reunification Statute
  • Child Custody Laws
  • Child Welfare and Custody Issues
  • Custody Assessment Worksheet
  • Foster Care and Custody
  • Helping Behavioral Health Consumers with Parenting/Child Custody Issues – Training Manual
  • Helping Behavioral Health Consumers with Parenting/Child Custody Issues – PowerPoints
  • Helping Behavioral Health Consumers with Parenting/Child Custody Issues – Group Exercises
  • Keeping Your Children and Getting Them Back: Section I – Guidebook
  • Keeping Your Children and Getting Them Back: Section II – Handouts
  • Preventing Custody Loss: Suggestions for Parents with Psychiatric Disabilities
  • Trauma: The Impact of Removing Children from the Home
  • Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect Laws in Pennsylvania – A Training Handout

Videos:

  • Parenting With A Mental Illness
  • Introduction to Our New Parenting Online Education Tool

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