Early Recognition Screening
A Child’s Health is a 360° Matter.
Early Recognition Screening is a free program which uses the Pediatric Symptom Checklist screening tool. This may identify the presence of mental health issues in children, so that community resources for treatment can be provided when needed.
Like an annual physical wellness check or vision exam, the mental health screening can help identify potential problems before they become more difficult to manage.
Children who experience emotional difficulties can see an impact on their physical health as well as their ability to learn in school. Through our Early Recognition Program, parents can take action and pro-actively ensure that their child’s emotional and behavioral health needs are being met.
DID YOU KNOW?
20% of youth 13-18 live with a mental health condition
- Feels sad or unhappy
- Sudden overwhelming fear
- Severe mood swings
…and 32 more indicators on the Pediatric Symptom Checklist
What Can Parents Do?
• Talk with your pediatrician
• Go to your school counselor
• See a mental health specialist
How Does the Screening Work?
For the screening, parents simply fill out a questionnaire that indicates how often their child exhibits certain behaviors. After completing the questionnaire, the ARISE Mental Health Services Engagement Specialist will score the screening and present the results to the parent/guardian. The confidential screening is not a diagnostic tool but rather, a way to open up communication about emotional wellness.
If the results indicate that your child many have underlying emotional health concerns, our therapists can link your family to services that are appropriate to your child’s current needs.
Mental Health Services Engagement Specialist
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Here’s a testimonial from Katie, a Special Education Teacher with Lyncourt School in Syracuse: