The SMILES program: a group program for children with mentally ill parents or siblings.

@article{Pitman2004TheSP,
  title={The SMILES program: a group program for children with mentally ill parents or siblings.},
  author={Erica Pitman and Stephen Matthey},
  journal={The American journal of orthopsychiatry},
  year={2004},
  volume={74 3},
  pages={383-8}
}
The Simplifying Mental Illness + Life Enhancement Skills program, for children with a mentally ill parent or sibling, is a 3-day program that aims to increase children's knowledge of mental illness and to better equip them with life skills considered beneficial for coping in their family. Self-report data from 25 children who attended 3 of these programs, in Canada and Australia, indicate that these aims were achieved. Their parents also report benefits for their children.