Tennessee Voices for Children is pleased to offer free and voluntary mental health screenings to youth in Middle Tennessee emphasizing prevention and early intervention. Our Youth Screen program grew out of “TeenScreen,” – developed by Columbia University – and it uses the same, evidence-based screening tool. Our screening tool is a reliable, user-friendly, voluntary, and confidential computer-based screening instrument, that assists screeners in identifying mental health, suicide, and substance abuse risks, that if unaddressed could interfere with the health, well-being, and functioning of youth.
Youth Screen is free to qualifying communities, schools, agencies, and other service providers in Middle Tennessee. Youth Screen’s primary goal is to identify youth with mental health risk – before they fall behind in school, end up in trouble, or attempt to take their own lives – and to offer the families of these youth the opportunity to connect with resources and services in the community as needed. In addition, Youth Screen works to reduce stigma surrounding mental health issues. Tennessee Voices for Children can assist you in implementing Youth Screen in your community.
The program consists of a licensed-eligible Program Manager, a Case Manager, trained bachelors and masters level interns and community volunteers, and TVC’s Chief Quality Officer who serves as the program’s licensed clinical supervisor and consultant.
If you are experiencing a crisis, please call 1 855 CRISIS (855 274 7471) .
The Screening Process
Among youth screened since 2004: