Free Teen Mental Health Screening
The Screening is Simple
If you are concerned about your adolescent’s mental health, our free TeenScreen service is a youth wellness screening program that identifies general health and mental health concerns in 6th-12th graders. Within our Tulsa and Oklahoma City offices, our TeenScreen staff offer by-appointment-only screenings.
Your adolescent will complete a computer-based survey of mental health concerns on a laptop. If a screener identifies a mental health concern, including suicidal thoughts or behavior, the parent and the screener will work through a plan to connect your teen with the necessary support and treatment. Our screener will continue to provide support to your family until your teen engages in treatment, if you choose to seek counseling.
What Does TeenScreen Do in Schools?
In Tulsa and Oklahoma City schools, our TeenScreen program offers a free and voluntary adolescent screening tool that assesses physical and emotional well-being. It is a proactive step designed to ensure our students’ safety and get them help when they need it.
The young people who participate in TeenScreen are sixth graders through twelfth graders who have expressed interest in the screening and have parental permission. Typically, this screening process focuses on eighth, ninth or tenth-grade students. These young people are the most likely to begin to date and drive, and those in the midst of transitioning to high school and more adult responsibilities.
Teens whose parents give permission for the screening engage in the computer-based screening process, then review the results in a conversation with a licensed clinician. If the screening indicates a need for further evaluation (positive result), the clinician makes contact with parents and, typically, refers the teen to appropriate community resources for further evaluation. Our TeenScreen staff continues to follow-up with teens and parents to ensure they receive appropriate resources.
I’m Ready to Get My Teen Screened
If you’re interested in getting your teen screened, fill out the form below to schedule your by-appointment-only screening today.