First Episode Psychosis Resources
Listed below are links to key resources and information about First Episode Psychosis. We encourage you to explore these and also to connect with your state or local National Federation of Families affiliate if you need support, information or resources or are concerned that your child/youth may be experiencing symptoms of Conduct Disorder.
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National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD)
NASMHPD offers a free, web based course designed for family members of an individual who is experiencing a first episode of psychosis. It provides information on how family members become aware that their loved one is experiencing symptoms of psychosis, their reactions and strategies for helping, and the services that should be included in an effective program to address the family’s needs. Access it here.
A complimentary course for professionals who work with teens and young adults and who are interested in learning about: the early warning signs of psychosis; appropriate early intervention treatment and supports; and strategies for successfully engaging youth in effective, recovery-oriented care is available here.
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