INTRODUCTION

The screening tools and rating scales listed here can be used to help measure a child or adolescent’s symptoms, and/or measure treatment progress.

The BHIPP team is available to help PCPs utilize standardized behavioral health or substance use screening tools in their practices. For more information about administration and scoring, websites to the screening tool developers are also provided.  Please remember:

 

  • The administration of screening tools and rating scales does not result in a diagnosis. However, the tool/scale highlights mental health disorders that may be causing distress, or behavioral difficulties, and should be further considered and explored.
  • Administration of a screening tool is only one component of an evaluation, and should be considered in the context of other collateral information. An elevated score on a screening tool does not mean that the child has that particular disorder.
  • Symptoms suggestive of suicidal or harmful behaviors warrant immediate attention by a trained clinician.

 

About Us

BHIPP is supported by funding from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and operates as a collaboration between the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Salisbury University.

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