ERIC Number: ED431976
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Screening/Assessing Students: Indicators and Tools. A Resources Aid Packet.
California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health in Schools.
This resource aid is designed to provide some materials relevant to screening students experiencing mental health, psychosocial, and substance abuse problems. Section 1, "Initial Problem Identification," is a summary of indicators designed for use as a handout. An overview that can be used to educate staff, older students, and parents on identifying mental health problems is provided. Specific focus is on indications of substance abuse. A checklist is included as an aid in describing an identified problem, with record keeping forms for case monitoring. Section 2, "The Screening Process," outlines the type of information useful in pursuing a student's problem, specific topics to explore, 10 points for interviewing a student, along with an interview format. Section 3, "Tools for Screening," includes sample questionnaires for students and parents; student self-report; substance abuse checklist; suicidal assessment checklist; child-youth community functions evaluations; and descriptions of the Children's Depression Inventory, Child Behavior Checklist, Conners Rating Scale, and a substance abuse screening test. (MKA)
Descriptors: Counseling, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Family (Sociological Unit), High Risk Students, Interviews, Mental Disorders, Mental Health, Parent Child Relationship, Screening Tests, Student School Relationship
School Mental Health Project, Center for Mental Health in Schools, Dept. of Psychology, UCLA, 405 Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563; Tel: 310-825-3634; Fax: 310-206-8716; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu (minimal fee to cover copying, postage and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Washington, DC. Maternal and Child Health Bureau.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health in Schools.