Early Recognition Screening Program

Our Early Recognition Program provides free mental health screenings for children (ages 4 – 21) who live in Wayne County. Like an annual physical wellness check or vision exam, the mental health screening can help identify potential problems before they become more difficult to manage.

Emotional difficulties can impact a child’s physical health as well as their ability to learn in school. Through our Early Recognition Program, parents can pro-actively ensure that their child’s emotional and behavioral health needs are being addressed.

How does the screening work?

Parents simply fill out a questionnaire that indicates how often their child exhibits certain behaviors. After completing the questionnaire, a licensed WBHN mental health professional will score the screening and present the results to the parent/guardian. The confidential screening is not a diagnostic tool, but rather a way to open up communication about emotional wellness.

If the results indicate that your child may have underlying emotional health concerns, our therapists can link your family to services that are appropriate to your child’s current needs.

Are there eligibility requirements?

The Early Recognition Screening Program, is currently available to persons ages 4-21 who live in Wayne County. If you do not meet the eligibility requirements, we may still be able to help. Contact us to learn more.

Please call our Early Recognition Specialist at 315-946-5754 for any questions regarding our screening program