YOUTH ANXIETY BROCHURE FOR PEDIATRIC PRIMARY CARE OFFICES
The US Preventative Service Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that primary care providers (PCPs) screen all children aged 8 to 18 for anxiety disorders. In response to this recommendation, The REACH Institute and Anxiety and Depression Association of America partnered to create a FREE brochure for PCPs to share with caregivers of anxious children and teens.
The brochure provides helpful information about:
- Key signs of possible anxiety disorders
- How to determine if a child’s anxiety is typical or not
- How caregivers can help anxious children
- Treatment options for anxious youth
Click Here to download the FREE brochure.
SCREEN for CHILD ANXIETY RELATED DISORDERS (SCARED)
Developed by Boris Birmaher, M.D., Suneeta Khetarpal, M.D., Marlane Cully, M.Ed., David Brent, M.D., and Sandra McKenzie, Ph.D., Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh
The SCARED is a child and parent self-report questionnaire used to screen for childhood anxiety disorders and monitor symptoms. The questionnaire is for children ages 8 -18 years.
SCARED – Parent Version
To be completed by parents or caregivers
- Click Here to download a printable copy of the SCARED – Parent Version
- Click Here to use the online version of the SCARED – Parent Version
SCARED – Child Version
NOTE: for children ages 8-11 have the child answer the questionnaire sitting with an adult in case they have any questions.