The screening tools listed here can be used to:  a) help screen children and adolescents for mental health concerns and b) monitor treatment progress.


The BHIPP team is available to consult with PCPs regarding the use of standardized mental health or substance use screening tools in their practices. Please remember:


  • The administration of screening tools does not result in a diagnosis. However, the tool highlights mental health symptoms 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 a mental health 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 mental health disorder.
  • Symptoms suggestive of suicidal or harmful behaviors warrant immediate attention by a trained clinician.


For more information about administration and scoring of screening tools related to six common mental health conditions, please refer to the sections below:

Screening Resources






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