Residential Treatment

NAMI Minnesota wants to hear from parents whose children were voluntarily placed in residential treatment due to the child's mental illness. We want to learn about your experience, your opinion on the current process and your opinion on changes that are being proposed to the current law. Thank you! 

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* 1. Who paid for your child's residential treatment? Check all that apply.

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* 2. Did  you need to go through the county for residential treatment?

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* 3. Did you have to go through a county screening team to obtain residential services for your child? 

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* 4. If you went through a screening team, please share your experiences.

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I was invited to attend the screening team meetings
The right people were a part of the screening team
The right number of people were a part of the screening team
My concerns were heard by the screening team, my views were respected
The screening team was a useful process 
I agreed with the decision of the screening team

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* 5. If you went through a screening team, about how long did it take between the time you asked the county for residential treatment until the time your child was placed?

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* 6. Did any part of the screening process (including a relative search if one was done)  identify people and resources in your community to help your child and family? 

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* 7. Please provide any other comments about your experience with the county screening teams. 

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* 8. Do you think there should be a county screening team  to decide if a child needs residential treatment or should this be decided by the treating mental health professional?

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* 9. If there has to be a screening team, do you think you should have final say in who is invited to the screening team?

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* 10. The proposed law would require the county to reach out to your relatives to see if they could care for your child instead of sending them to residential treatment. How would you feel about that?

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* 11. Please share any other thoughts you have on the process of obtaining residential treatment for your child. 

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* 12. If you are willing to talk more about your experience with NAMI please provide your contact information. Thank you! 

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