National Center for Effective Mental Halth Consultation

Challenges to Partnering

There are a variety of factors that may stand in the way of partnering such as conflicting belief systems, attitudes, overwhelming family problems and crises.

List a few of the barriers that you have faced when partnering with families in your consultation work either on your pad of paper or complete and print this online page:



Keep these challenges in mind as you work through the next module. With patience and time many challenges can be overcome. Module 2 will share some of the key components that support effective family partnerships and help to overcome challenges to include:

  • Respect and trust
  • Empowerment
  • Supporting resilience
  • Active communication




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