DESSA Social & Emotional Assessment Intervention Overview
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Instructions for Behavioral Health Professional
1. Review the DESSA Social & Emotional Assessment Panel
What does the behavioral health professional need to do for the DESSA Social & Emotional Assessment Intervention?
The Esteem Thrive platform is designed to require zero non-session time yet fall within billable time by promoting services that argument sessions and by providing important information, data and insights to your sessions.
The DESSA Social & Emotional Assessment intervention only requires you to:
Review the session notes to confirm if the parent is 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
Once the DESSA Social & Emotional Assessment has been completed, the Esteem Thrive platform will score the results and reveal the child’s social and emotional strengths as well as the child’s social-emotional difficulties for parents, teachers and behavioral health providers to consider addressing.
1. Review the DESSA Social & Emotional Assessment
Panel and Trend-lines
Scroll down to the DESSA Social & Emotional Assessment panel. This panel will provide you with data, information and insights. The Deep Dive section will also reveal trend-lines.
This is the DESSA Social & Emotional Assessment panel which clearly displays from a Strengths and Needs point of view the child’s assessment results.
The information in the panel provides the parent or behavioral health provide the ability to choose specific areas or issues to work on first.
Additionally, parents and behavioral health providers are able to track over time how the child is improving in each area.
Within the DESSA Social & Emotional Assessment Deep Dive, you will be able to review the child’s Social/Emotional condition over time.
Remember every child is different and this information is to help inform you of your decisions. We are not prescribing but providing suggestions.
The goal is to see the Red Circles concerns move from the bottom to the top of the graph where items are represented as Green Circles.
It is important to review other areas of the child’s life such as their medications changes, or other areas tracked within the Esteem Thrive platform to see how the whole child is growing and developing.
2. Provide feedback to Parents
After reviewing the DESSA Social & Emotional Assessment Deep Dive information and trend-lines 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 in completing the DESSA Social & Emotional Assessment 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.
3. Prepare parents for next session
After reviewing the provided data and insights from the DESSA Social & Emotional Assessment module as well as all of the other modules, you will have the opportunity to encourage parents and clients to employ home and school interventions you have suggested as part of your treatment plan.