A Toolkit for Implementing Parental Depression Screening, Referral, and Treatment Across Systems

A Toolkit for Implementing Parental Depression Screening, Referral, and Treatment Across Systems

Dana Schultz
Kerry A. Reynolds
Lisa M. Sontag-Padilla
Susan L. Lovejoy
Ray Firth
Patricia Schake
Jilan Hawk
Sue Killmeyer
Erin Troup
Michele Myers-Cepicka
Melva Perich
Copyright Date: 2012
Published by: RAND Corporation
Pages: 74
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7249/j.ctt3fh0rq
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    A Toolkit for Implementing Parental Depression Screening, Referral, and Treatment Across Systems
    Book Description:

    Many families experience the challenges of caregiver depression and early childhood developmental delays. This tool kit provides information and resources for implementing depression screening within the early intervention system, strengthening cross-system collaborations, and implementing relationship-based care that focuses on the parent-child relationship in the early intervention and behavioral health systems.

    eISBN: 978-0-8330-7976-3
    Subjects: Psychology, Health Sciences

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-ii)
  2. Preface
    (pp. iii-iv)
  3. Table of Contents
    (pp. v-vi)
  4. Figures and Tables
    (pp. vii-viii)
  5. Abbreviations
    (pp. ix-x)
  6. CHAPTER ONE Introduction
    (pp. 1-12)

    This toolkit provides information and resources for implementing depression screening within the early intervention system, strengthening cross-system collaborations, and implementing relationship-based care in the early intervention and behavioral health systems. While the implementation steps recommended in this toolkit were based on the Helping Families Raise Healthy Children initiative implemented in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (Schultz et al., forthcoming), the toolkit was designed to help provide guidance for implementing depression screening within early intervention in any community. The initiative helped identify both the successes and challenges of implementing depression screening within early intervention and developing referral pathways to behavioral health. The recommendations...

  7. CHAPTER TWO Step-by-Step Guide to Implementation
    (pp. 13-42)

    This toolkit was developed to provide the tools necessary to implement an initiative similar to Helping Families Raise Healthy Children, a program designed to screen for depression in early intervention, develop cross-system networking and referral processes, and provide relationship-based care within the early intervention and behavioral health systems. Each of the following four sections of this chapter provides guidance for implementing depression screening within early intervention. The following checklist provides an overall guide to the recommended steps in this process.

    Step One: Select a Depression Screening Tool

    What are some possible depression screening tools?

    How should the appropriate screening tool...

  8. CHAPTER THREE Conclusions and Resources
    (pp. 43-60)

    The step-by-step recommendations in the preceding chapter are based on our experience in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, implementing the Helping Families Raise Healthy Children initiative. The 12 steps are laid out to provide the information necessary to screen for depression in early intervention (Steps 1–3), develop cross-system, networking and referral processes (Steps 4–9), provide relationship-based services (Steps 9–10), and plan and monitor implementation (Steps 11–12). We recommend that Steps 1–11 be completed prior to implementation.

    While this toolkit was developed based on our experiences, we believe it provides useful guidance to other communities interested in planning...

  9. References
    (pp. 61-64)