Developmental/Behavioral Health Screening Tools


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The Screening Technical Assistance & Resource Center (STAR Center) is a core component of the Screening in Practices Initiative, which seeks to improve the health, wellness, and development of children through practice and system-based interventions to increase rates of early childhood screening, counseling, referral, and follow-up for developmental milestonesmaternal depression, and social determinants of health. Funded by a grant from The JPB Foundation, the Initiative is working toward a system of care in which every child receives the screening, referral, and follow-up needed to foster healthy development.

AAP STAR Center Website


FRAMES Brief Intervention Guide

Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS)

Pediatric Symptom Checklist 17 (PSC-17)

Pediatric Symptom Checklist 35 (PSC-35)

Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ)

The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) is a brief behavioral screening questionnaire about 2-17 year olds. It exists in several versions to meet the needs of researchers, clinicians and educationalists. Learn more here.

  • Versions of the SDQ for different ages along with scoring instructions are available in English here and Spanish here.

Modified Patient Health Questionnaire

The PHQ is available for free with permission. Click on the link above to be taken to the TeenScreen website where you can access the PHQ and PSC-Y documents.

Screen for Child Anxiety Related Disorders (SCARED)

Global Appraisal of Individual Needs Short Screener (GAIN-SS)

  • Click here to access the GAIN-SS through the TN Department of Mental Health (COMING SOON!)
  • To learn more about the GAIN-SS, visit

Trauma Screeners

Modified Checklist of Autism in Toddlers, Revised with Follow-Up (M-CHAT-R/F)

Screening tools available with purchase:

Other screening tools and references: