Family Stress Patient Specific Template (PST)

The Family Stress PST helps busy clinicians address the “social determinants of health” – particularly those family risk factors known to be antecedents of child maltreatment, delayed development, behavior problems and a wide variety of chronic health conditions in adulthood.  
 

The following describes the Family Stress PST:

 

Pre-visit Parent/caregiver complete a Family Assessment of Safety and Stress (FASS)(a modified form of the SEEK) in CHADIS and if positive continue the FASS Plus which begins a motivational interview (MI).
 
FASS screens food insecurity, harsh punishment, severe parental stress, parental depression, intimate partner violence, and parental substance use.

 

An example follow-up question, collecting data in MI style, for a positive intimate partner violence FASS screen is noted below. 
 

Moment of visit – Teleprompter and graphics specific to the parent’s pre-visit data appear in the PST visible to the clinician to assist in completing the MI and showing empathy. ​

After the visit - PST generates individualized messaging and local resources for families and gives options for clinician education:

  • For families: PST automatically generates post-visit messages tailored to the parent’s challenges, printable handouts, and suggested local resources, all accessible to the parent online in the CHADIS MemoryBook Care Portal as noted below: 

  • For clinicians: PST facilitates documentation of clinician actions; provides clinician education in the form of tips and hints, electronic chapters, and videos with options for MOC-4 credit without the need for chart audit.

 

Want to see the Family Stress PST in action? Watch this introductory video:

Family Stress SEEK Video

Interested in participating in research on this tool? Contact gvullo@chadis.com