Health and Wellness

Caring for Children, Parents and Other Loved Ones

Addressing Cancer: Resources for Employees & Supervisors

All of us have been impacted by cancer. Perhaps it has been you, your spouse, your child, a family member or a friend. You probably realize that cancer takes a toll on us physically, emotionally, financially, and spiritually.


Adoption is one of the most unselfish acts a birth parent can make for a child when the birth parents, for whatever reasons, are unable to raise the child themselves.

Baby’s Best Start

The following “healthy pregnancy and baby’s best start” tool kit has information to help faculty and staff locate resources offered through Vanderbilt and other reliable sources. You can learn more by clicking on the links in the Healthy Pregnancy and Breastfeeding sections. Healthy Pregnancy Resources for Vanderbilt Faculty and Staff Babies and You is a...

Caregiver Burnout

Learn how to prevent caregiver burnout and find resources to assist you in that role.

Caring for Aging Parents

As parents age, it is important for the whole family to discuss financial issues, health needs, and other important lifestyle decisions. While these can be difficult conversations to have, it is important to pro-actively make plans before a crisis necessitates action.

Checklist for New Family Caregivers

If you're new to caregiving, this checklist can help you learn more about how to cope with the new responsibilities you have.

Children with AD/HD

ADHD is a disorder is in children that is characterized by impulsive behavior, the inability to pay attention to things they need to, difficulty making transitions from one activity to another, acting before thinking, difficulty waiting turns, frequent blurting out of answers, difficulty making and sustaining friendships, and excess restlessness.

Elder Care

Find resources, programs, and services to assist with caring for elderly loved ones.


Instructions for employees and their supervisors on how to file FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) paperwork. Filing for FMLA allows qualified employees to take up to 12 weeks of leave for serious health conditions.

Legal Documents Every Family Caregiver Needs

This article lists some legal documents those caring for an elderly loved one may find useful.

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