10. Multimedia Education
Educational materials on illness, treatment, and guidelines can be provided in several formats (e.g., written, video, web sites).
Depending upon the family, family members may benefit from receiving educational materials in a variety of formats. Some individuals may be more likely to watch a video or search a website than read the same information in a written format.
Sources of information
Interviews with coordinator, clinicians, and families.
Item Response Coding
The primary data source for this is the presentation of the actual materials and evidence that is made available to families. If documented on standardized checklist for 80% or more of involved families, corroborated by coordinator, supervisor, clinicians, and families, the item would be coded as a 5.
For program coordinator and clinicians In what form(s) do you provide educational materials to families? Do you always provide the information in the same format to each family? If not, how do you approach family members about what they need? How do you ensure that every family gets access to these materials? Ask to see the materials.
For family members What types of educational materials have you been provided with? If they suggest a variety of materials, ask : Did you have to ask for materials in that format, or was it offered by the clinicians or program coordinator? If they suggest only written materials have been provided, ask: Have you ever been offered or provided with videos, website addresses or material in other formats?
11. Structured Group Sessions
FPE sessions follow a structured format consisting of:
Go-round (i.e., turn-taking)
Response to each family member
Family Psychoeducation Toolkit