Columbia University TeenScreen® Schools and Communities is a voluntary screening program designed to assess the physical and mental well-being of adolescents. TeenScreen is offered by the Association at area high schools with parental consent and youth assent. Adolescents can also be screened at our offices by parental request.
The program uses a computerized questionnaire and interview process to determine if a youth may be at risk for depression, suicide or other mental health problems. To obtain a complete evaluation, parents of youth found to be at possible risk are notified and offered resources and help connecting to local services. Treatment decisions, if any, are always left to parents and guardians.
When physicians enroll in the TeenScreen Primary Care initiative, they receive free screening tools and access to support and guidance to easily set up screening services within their practice.
If you are interested in TeenScreen for your school, please call 918.585.1213 or visit www.teenscreen.org.