Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health, and Parents for Children’s Mental Health. (2019). Family engagement resource guide. Ottawa, ON: Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health.
This toolkit describes the benefits of meaningful family involvement in mental health service organizations and agencies. The resource unpacks and defines levels of family engagement and offers a framework for building capacity for this engagement.
Great information for individuals and organizations who work with and are interested in involving families in decision-making. Although the focus is on services rather than mental health promotion, the resource contains innovative tools that could be useful for projects, including how to develop a family engagement charter and a tool to measure the quality of engagement.