Background and Experiences

Currently, families have several options if their children are experiencing a mental health crisis.  In some locations, there is inpatient hospital care, children's residential treatment, mobile crisis teams, and outpatient care.  However, there are times when a child facing a mental health crisis needs help and the right response isn't available.  NAMI Minnesota and Minnesota Council of Child Caring Agencies are working to develop recommendations on what that short-term crisis care should provide.  Your feedback on this brief survey will help us shape this important program.  We are gathering input until January 15, 2017.  Thank you for sharing your views.

* 1. Please tell us a little about yourself. Are you a:

* 2. What is the age of the child living with a mental illness?

* 3. How does the child living with mental illness identify?

* 4. What is the ethnicity of the child living with mental illness?

* 5. Does the child identify as LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and/or Queer)?

* 6. What County do you live in?

* 7. What insurance coverage does the child have? (If coverage from more than one, please provide additional information in the comment box)

* 8. Has the child experienced a crisis related to their mental illness?

* 9. When the child was in crisis, what was the key issue? (If more than one issue, please provide additional information in the comment box)

* 10. When the child experienced a mental health crisis, where did you seek care? (If more than one, please provide additional information in the comment box)

* 11. During a past crisis, what has the child needed and not been able to access?

* 12. During a past crisis, what has prevented the child from accessing needed services?

* 13. If short term, crisis residential services were available in the state, what would you want them to provide?

* 14. If short term, crisis residential services were available in the state, what length of treatment would be most helpful?

* 15. What kind of discharge planning/ after care services would be helpful?

* 16. How far would you be comfortable traveling in order to access short- term crisis residential services for the child?

* 17. What kind of setting for short- term crisis residential services would you be comfortable using for the child?

* 18. What size short-term crisis residential services would you be comfortable using for the child?

* 19. How important is it that the culture/ethnicity of the provider in a short- term crisis residence is the same as the child's?

* 20. Would you be interested in participating in a follow up interview? (If yes, please provide contact info in the comment box)

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