Download the recently released Parent Support Partner Annual Report to view evaluation data for MDHHS’s Parent Support Service from the Michigan State University PSP Evaluation Project.
The report and evaluation results demonstrate what we at ACMH have always known, that parent peer support is incredibly valuable to families of children and youth with mental health challenges. Some highlights from the evaluation results include:
- PSP services clearly show improvements in parents’ hope, confidence, and empowerment to create positive outcomes for their child and family.
- Exposure to PSP services also aligns with positive improvements in youth functioning outcomes.
- Parents/primary caregivers reported PSP services to be very helpful and would recommend the service to others; the average item scores were 9.5 and 9.5 (out of 10), respectively.