Resources for screening and assessing children and youth’s substance use disorders.
Identifying Mental Health and Substance Use Problems of Children and Adolescents: A Guide for Child-Serving Organizations (PDF - 2,953 KB)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services
Addresses the approaches, methods, and strategies used to identify mental health and substance use problems of high-risk youths (persons whose ages are between birth and 22 years) in settings that serve either a broad spectrum of children and adolescents or a high-risk population. It is written for personnel working in child-serving organizations and the families of the children and adolescents being served.
Screening & Assessment
Provides information on screening and assessment procedures in identifying substance use and dependence. The webpage includes information on prevention, risk factors, warning signs, treatment options, and additional resources.
Screening and Assessment for Substance Use, Mental Health and Co-Occurring Disorders in Adolescents (PDF - 416 KB)
Fox, Kanary, & Shepler (2014)
The TA Network
Explains the need for integrated screening and assessment in the identification of co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders in adolescents. Provides a list of comprehensive assessment tools and resources specifically to be used while treating populations with co-occurring disorders.
Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (2017)
Provides clinical care guidelines for screening for alcohol and drug use among adolescents.
Substance Use Screening and Assessment Instruments Database
University of Washington and Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute (2015)
Assists clinicians and researchers to find instruments used for screening and assessment of substance use and substance use disorders