Professionals providing Japanese health care and parenting support gave some positive comments, such as “This handbook is necessary in Japan too” and “Professionals themselves can learn with it.” The handbook published by University of Tokyo Press in July 6 th 2016.
How can I help my children? A guide to parents who have mental problems
What’s up with our parents? A handbook for older children and adolescents whose mother or father has mental health problems
“Let’s Talk About Children” is an evidence-based method that was developed by Dr. Tytti Solantaus in Finland to support parenting among parents with a mental illness and their children. In Finland, the safety of and evidence for this method have been reported, and this method is used in clinical practice. The intervention is low threshold, structured (but flexible) and applicable to various types of mental illnesses, recovery processes, and family experiences. Professionals can use this method of support in their everyday work.
We undertake the evidence-based works developed in the national project “The Effective Child & Family Programme”, which started in Finland in 2001. First, we completed the two versions of the Japanese edition of the handbook for supporting parents with a mental illness and their children. Second, we practice “Let’s Talk About Children” in Japan.
Now, we are also undertaking other support methods and will report on them.
If you are interested in the handbook or “Let’s Talk About Children” in your practices, please contact us.
Please understand that we cannot answer questions that are unrelated to the handbook or “Let’s Talk About Children”.