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Family Health History Toolkit 03/19/08

Health problems that run in families increase the chance of developing the problem. The Family Health History Toolkit will help patients talk about their family health history, write down what they learn, and then share it with their doctor and family members.

The Family Health History Toolkit includes:

  • 10 questions to ask your family
  • Questions and answers
  • Genealogy resources
  • When to see a genetic counselor
  • Fun ideas to get your family talking...
Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters: What Parents Can Do 03/19/08

This booklet describes what parents and family members can do to help children who experience trauma due to violence or disaster.

This booklet provides the following information:

  • Coping with trauma after violence and disasters
  • What is trauma?
  • Helping young trauma survivors
  • How parents can help
  • Help for all people in the first days and weeks
  • How children react to trauma
    • Children age 5 and under
    • Children...
American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian Resource Kit 03/19/08

 

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) is an umbrella term describing the range of effects that can occur in an individual whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy. These effects may include physical, mental, behavioral, and/or learning disabilities with possible lifelong implications. The materials in this resource kit were specially designed to help American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities (also called “Native communities”) understand and prevent FASD....

Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters: What Community Members Can Do 03/19/08

This booklet describes what teachers, clergy, and other adults in the community can do to help children who experience trauma due to violence or disaster.

This booklet provides the following information:

  • Coping with trauma after violence and disasters
  • What is trauma?
  • Helping young trauma survivors
  • How community members can help
  • Help for all people in the first days and weeks
  • How children react to trauma
    • Children...
Partnering with Your Doctor: A Guide for Persons with Memory Problems and Their Caregivers 03/19/08

Partnering with Your Doctor: A Guide for Persons with Memory Problems and Their Caregivers will help patients learn about memory problem diagnosis. It is also helpful for caregivers assisting someone with Alzheimer’s disease or a related illness. Providers can give this guide to patients to help them learn about a memory problem and to caregivers who assist individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or a related illness.

The guide provides information about:

  • When is memory...
Depression During and After Pregnancy: A Resource for Women, Their Families, and Friends 03/19/08

The booklet offers information to women about depression during or after a pregnancy. This booklet also provides information for fathers, family, and friends on how to help their loved one.

The booklet addresses the following topics:

  • What causes perinatal depression?
  • Who is at risk?
  • Types of perinatal depression
  • Symptoms of perinatal depression
  • If I have perinatal depression, what can I do?
  • Advice for fathers, family, and...
The New Warrior: Combat Stress and Wellness 03/19/08

These videos help mental health care and other providers prevent chronic mental health problems resulting from combat and other war-zone stress, promoting wellness in this returning group of veterans. It is available in both a provider perspective and a separate video for veterans, active duty service members, and their families.

Quick Guide For Clinicians Based on TIP 45: Detoxification and Substance Abuse Treatment 03/19/08

This guide accompanies the Detoxification and Substance Abuse Treatment, Number 45 in the Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) series published by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). It is based entirely on TIP 45 and is designed to meet the needs of the busy clinician for concise, easily accessed “how-to” information.

This guide is divided into the following sections:

  • Why a quick guide?...
Transforming Care at the Bedside How-to Guide: Creating an Ideal Transition Home for Patients with Heart Failure 03/19/08

Transforming Care at the Bedside is a national program designed to improve the quality and safety of patient care on medical and surgical units, to increase the vitality and retention of nurses, and to improve the effectiveness of the entire care team.

This how-to guide includes the following information:

  • Four key components of an ideal transition home and individual changes that can be tested
  • A practical step-by-step sequence of activities to assist staff in...
Detecting and Treating Thyroid Nodules and Cancer Before, During, and After Pregnancy: A Patient's Guide 03/19/08

This patient guide is based on clinical guidelines written to help physicians who are evaluating and treating various types of thyroid dysfunction in women before, during, and after their pregnancy.

This guide addresses the following questions:

  • Who is at higher risk of thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer during pregnancy?
  • What special considerations apply to the diagnosis and management of thyroid nodules during pregnancy?
  • What is the recommended treatment...

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