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What is EPICC?

Engaging Parents and Increasing Connections with Children (EPICC) is a program focused on helping parents with serious mental illnesses connect with their children through meaningful activities.

EPICC is a 10-week program aimed at supporting parents to learn about the benefits of engaging in meaningful activities as a family. Parents will also receive support in planning and making meaningful activities a part of everyday life. These activities may improve communication and may help improve relationships between parents and kids! 

We are looking for individuals who:

  1. Are ages 18 and older 
  2. Are an adult parent with a diagnosis of a psychotic disorder or mood disorder.
  3. Indicate a desire to engage in more meaningful activities with their child, regardless of child’s age

If you are eligible to participate, you will be asked to complete 3 research interviews, which will take approximately 90 minutes each. In appreciation of your time, you will receive a $20 gift card for each interview completed. 

You will also be enrolled in an online program to support you with ideas and problem-solving to help you connect with your child. The program has 1-1 phone call or video meetings with a recreational therapist every other week, and a video support group every other week. You will also receive informational videos. You may be enrolled right away, or you may have to wait 10 weeks to participate in the program. 

You can also reach out to us!