Working with families in co-produced ways

This resource page will:

  • Provide an orientation to working with families in more collaborative ways
  • Give examples how to use simulations for training in how to work with families
  • Show how we can use games as a way of working with families “Games and families”

Working with families

Using scenarios for teaching family work

One way to learn to work with families is to use case simulations. That is what we did during the intensive week, using Bland and colleagues (2011) five critical attributes:

  1. The process of using Creating a hypothetical opportunity (we made 6 family case scenarios in advance). Here you can find Family scenario example.
  2. Authentic representation (simulation rooms)
  3. Active participation (all the intensive week participants participated to produce simulations)
  4. Integration (we had orientation lectures before simulations)
  5. Repetition, evaluation and reflection (after the simulation we had reflection)

Bland, A.J., Topping, A., & Wood, A. 2011. A concept analysis of simulation as a learning strategy in the education of undergraduate nursing students. Nurse Education Today, 31(7), 664–670.

Using games to enhance communication with families in mental health working

For more information on using games in mental health you can explore this area in more depth here.