Vanderbilt Parent & Teacher Training Module
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Instructions for Behavioral Health Professional
What does the behavioral health professional need to do for the Vanderbilt Parent and Teacher Intervention?
The entire Esteem Thrive platform is designed to require very little of the behavioral health providers time while providing important information, data, and insights to your sessions while requiring only a few minutes per week. The Vanderbilt Parent and Teacher intervention only require you to:
Review the session notes to confirm if the parent and teachers are up-to-date on completing the assessments.
If they are not, simply click “send” and they will both receive a notification task.
If the parent is in the session with you, we recommend reviewing the trend lines together.
This will only take a few minutes of the session time.
1. Review the Vanderbilt Parent and Teacher Panel and Trend lines
Scroll down to the Clinical Assessment panel (or click on the ADHD short cut at the top of the page).
These mini panels provide a quick summary and shortcuts to the panels below.
This is the Clinical Assessment panel that shows the Vanderbilts, Pediatric Symptoms Checklist, and the PHQ-9 Depression screener.
Click on the Deep Dive button to review more data, trend lines, and intervention suggestions.
Within the Vanderbilt Deep Dive, you will be able to review the child’s symptom severity over time.
Remember every child is different and this information is to help inform your decisions. We are not prescribing, but providing suggestions.
If there is steady growth, continue on the course set.
If there is no change, you could consider continuing as is or if enough time has passed adjust the plan.
If there is a “dip,” review with the parent any changes in their life that might have caused issues.
It is also important to review the Vanderbilt Teacher trend lines and how they correspond to the Parent’s assessment
You also have the ability to review other areas of the child’s life such as their sleep patterns, medications changes, or other areas tracked within the Esteem Thrive platform.
2. Provide feedback to Parents
After reviewing the Vanderbilt trend line and the other important information from the child’s dashboard, you will have the opportunity to direct the parent to stay the course, make changes, or introduce other interventions options.
If the parent is struggling to complete the Vanderbilt Parent in a timely manner, this is a great time to reassure them to do their best in completing the tasks the Esteem Thrive platform initiates. Additionally, you could immediately push a notification to the parent's phone and have the parent complete the Vanderbilt with you or while they are waiting while you are working with their child.
Additionally, if the child’s teachers are not cooperating, or if the parent is unsure how to engage the teacher, this is a good time to go over the Collaborating with Teacher Overview and the Teachers' Overview of Esteem Thrive documents.
Collaborating with Teacher Overview
Teachers's Overview of Esteem Thrive
2. Provide feedback to Parents
After reviewing the provided data and insights from the Vanderbilt Parent and Teacher modules, as well as the other modules, you will have the opportunity to encourage parents and clients to employ the home and school interventions you have suggested as part of your treatment plan.