With generous support from the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health and the Sidney R. Baer, Jr., Foundation, we have created the following handouts to help families of young people experiencing psychotic symptoms or showing signs of risk for psychosis.
These are intended as educational tools, not comprehensive guides. Families are encouraged to work closely with a clinician to decide what is most appropriate for their child, given his or her unique history, context, and set of issues or symptoms.
If you have suggestions for additional handouts or corrections or want to let us know how they worked for you, please feel free to email Kristen Woodberry.
- Understanding the Experience of Psychosis
- Family Guidelines for Helping a Child with Psychosis
- Family Guidelines for Helping a Child at Risk for Psychosis
- Helping Youth Who Sees or Hears Things that are not Real
- Helping a Young Person with False or Unusual Beliefs
- Helping a Young Person Who is Losing Touch with Reality
- Helping a Child with Low Motivation due to Psychosis
Check back in. We improve our handouts from time to time and are developing new ones.
Last Updated 2014