Emerging Practice

LEND Trainees as Family Navigators

State/Jurisdiction: Tennessee
Setting: Clinical
Population: CYSHCN,
Topic Area: Service Coordination & Integration,
NPMs: NPM 11: Medical Home

Our merged model, described in this document, therefore attempts to increase family knowledge of these groups and services, while also providing a hands-on practicum experience to the future interdisciplinary providers who might one day care for these families. This emerging practice is a framework through which other LEND sites could help trainees understand not only what resources are available, but also give opportunities for direct contact and conversations with families to deepen their understanding of family experiences during this critical post-diagnostic window.

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Implementation Handout
Care Navigation Introduction
Care Navigation

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders/Tennessee Cares Network at Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nina Harris

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