The Institute for Child and Family Well-Being was proud to host the webinar “Parenting with PRIDE – Designing Group-based, Telehealth Solutions with PCIT in Times of COVID” with Haley Challoner Miller, Child and Family Therapist II, and Kate Bennett, Well-Being Lead Clinician, on April 14, 2021 from 12:30-1:30PM CST.
One of the most profound and noticeable effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, aside from the toll on the physical health of individuals and families, is the impact on the mental health of individuals, specifically in children. Inconsistency in school models, pressures put upon caregivers due to loss of or changes in employment, illness or death of family members, and the stress of family isolation and lack of support led to a rush of referrals and a building waitlist of families looking for mental health treatment for their children at Children’s Wisconsin.
Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) has been referred to by experts as the “gold standard” treatment for children with disruptive behaviors, and is a well-known, well-researched evidence-based treatment for children with behavioral difficulties and adjustment disorders. In order to meet the growing need for PCIT services, Institute for Child and Family Well-being clinicians at Children’s Wisconsin designed and implemented a program that administers core components of PCIT in a group setting by way of telehealth, to reach larger numbers of families in a safe and effective way.
In this webinar, Leah Cerwin discussed the following with Ms. Bennett and Ms. Miller:
- The challenges and opportunities that led to the design of a program to provide PCIT in a group setting, by way of telehealth;
- The Program Design and Implementation process by which the program was created, and how it was administered to families;
- How Parenting with PRIDE is a change maker for families, and what effects are seen after completion of the program.
Related Resources from the ICFW
Related Resources from PCIT International