For the past 2 years, Nancy Blanchard and Liz Yoho have been “parent partners” to families navigating their way through a child’s mental health crisis. “We sit down with parents and help them process their feelings in a supportive, non-judgmental way,” said Nancy. “Having a child admitted to our behavioral health inpatient unit is different […]
The hospital’s Parent Partner Initiative pairs a trained parent with the families of patients seeking mental health services. It’s funded by the Health Care Innovation Award, a $13-million grant split between Akron Children’s and Nationwide Children’s Hospital, given by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovations.