An Engagement Intervention for Young Adults with Serious Mental Health Conditions.

Title

An Engagement Intervention for Young Adults with Serious Mental Health Conditions.

Creator

Munson Michelle R; Cole Andrea; Jaccard James; Kranke Derrick; Farkas Kathleen; Frese Fred J 3rd

Publisher

The journal of behavioral health services & research

Date

2016
2016-10

Description

Young adults with serious mental health conditions (SMHCs) often do not engage continuously with mental health services, and there are few engagement interventions designed for them. This qualitative study presents a blueprint for conceptualizing and developing an engagement intervention designed for young adults with SMHCs. The blueprint includes the following activities: (1) establishing a strong theoretical basis, (2) designing an initial manual based on previous research and practice, (3) systematically examining feedback on the manual from stakeholders, and (4) examining the feasibility, acceptability, and implementation demands of the intervention. Interviews, group discussions, and journaling were utilized to collect information from young adult participant-researchers, intervention facilitators (i.e., recovery role models and clinicians), and additional stakeholders (e.g., clinic staff and administrators) (N = 43). Analyses were performed with multiple coders using constant comparative methods. Results revealed critical information to improve the intervention, while also suggesting that the engagement intervention for young adults with SMHCs has promise.

Subject

*Decision Making; *Mental Health Services; *Models; ADULTS – Mental health; Decision Making; DECISION making; FEASIBILITY studies; HEALTH services administration; Human; Humans; INFORMATION processing; MATHEMATICAL models; Mental Disorders – Therapy; Mental Disorders/*therapy; Mental Health; MENTAL health; Mental Health Services; MENTAL health services; MENTAL illness treatment; Models; Qualitative Research; QUALITATIVE research; Qualitative Studies; Theoretical; THEORY; Young Adult

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

542–563

Issue

4

Volume

43

Citation

Munson Michelle R; Cole Andrea; Jaccard James; Kranke Derrick; Farkas Kathleen; Frese Fred J 3rd, “An Engagement Intervention for Young Adults with Serious Mental Health Conditions.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed October 25, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/3249.

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