Using The Network Episode Model To Highlight The Complexity Of Seeking Service

Presentation First Author: 
Katherine Boydell

A theoretical model, the Revised Network Episode Model (REV NEM; revised for children and adolescents), is utilized to emphasize social rather than individual action in understanding the help- seeking process. The model’s focus on social networks is based on research suggesting that pathways to mental health care are not fully explained by individual characteristics or predis- posing risk factors. This presentation describes the first empirical application of this model to youth at ultra high risk for psychosis. Objectives: (i) to identify ways in which youth with psychosis access mental health services and factors that advance or delay help seeking from the perspective of youth and significant others in their pathway; and (ii) to elaborate and refine the REV NEM specifically for at-risk youth. Methods: A multiple-case study approach is used to document the help-seeking pathways of young people

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Presentation Date: 
January, 2013
Additional Authors: 
Katherine Boydell, Tiziana Volpe, Elaine Stasiulis, Brenda Gladstone, Jean Addington
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