Outpatient therapists at Children's Friend, Inc. in Worcester, MA are studying the experiences of families accessing mental health treatment for their children. We are especially interested in the impact medical conditions, such as MS, have on families and their children being able to receive appropriate mental health services. Caregivers include biological parents, adoptive parents, foster parents, step-parents, and kinship homes with children under the age of 18. The survey is nationwide and open to families who live anywhere within the United States. The hope is the survey results will assist mental health providers in tailoring services to meet families’ needs.
Participation & Procedure
Participation is voluntary and participants can stop at any time. The online survey will take 10 – 20 minutes to complete.
This study includes the following questions:
1) Background questions
2) Barriers to Treatment Participation Scale by Alan Kazdin
3) What would be more helpful in accessing mental health treatment
Anonymity and Confidentiality
Your name and no identifying information will be asked. You can open the survey through a secure link. The data will be stored in a secure location.
There are minimal risks to this survey. If distressed, please call a mental health professional at the National Crisis Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or by using the American Psychological Association’s psychologist locator: https://locator.apa.org/?_ga=2.39652515.1684085803.1519678909-1000026211.1494004804
By clicking on this link and answering yes to the first question, which is the informed consent, consent is being provided to participate in this study.
For the survey in English - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PQFSMVV
For the survey in Spanish - https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/2DXD5TX
Questions can be directed to Kim Hager, LICSW, at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Maria Martinez Calderon, LMHC, at email@example.com
, or you may contact us at Children's Friend, Inc. at 508-753-5425.