Free Emotional Wellness Screening Information Connected Community Wellness Screen

The Appleton Area School District has partnered with the Connected Community Wellness Screen for several years to provide free, confidential emotional wellness screening to students.  

Starting with the 2017-18 school year, each 9th and 11th grade AASD student will be offered a free, confidential emotional wellness screening at their school. Starting in the 2015-16 every 9th grader in Appleton Area School District had the opportunity to participate.

We are committed to meeting the needs of all of our students and look forward to continuing our partnership, at a more intense level, with the Connected Community Wellness Screen.  
 
Parents of 7th-12th grade students can access consent forms through the link at the bottom of the page. Screening will occur in the fall and spring semester at each high school. 

What is Connected Community Wellness Screen?

Connected Community Wellness Screen is an emotional wellness screening program for youth, which uses an evidenced based public domain screening tool called the Pediatric Symptom Checklist-Youth Self-Report (PSC-Y), which is also endorsed by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI).  The PSC-Y is a free, confidential and voluntary mental health checkup for teens. Early detection of and intervention in emotional wellness concerns, as well as getting connected with mental health services, can save lives.

How does it work?

First parents provide consent for the screening. Then the teens themselves agree to participate in the two-step screening process: 

  • Teens complete a 10 minute computerized questionnaire exploring vision, hearing and dental problems, symptoms of depression and anxiety, suicidal thinking and behavior, attentional problems, disruptive behavior, and use of drugs and alcohol.
     
  • Teens meet with a member of the Wellness Screen staff to discuss the screening process. When a screen indicates concern, parents are notified and assisted in connecting with a community resource for further evaluation.

For more information, please contact Jen Parsons, Connected Community Wellness Screen Coordinator at (920) 886-9319 ext. 109, or visit their website to view the parent PowerPoint and list of partners.


Resources

Consent Form
Frequently Asked Questions Re: Wellness Screening
Free Emotional Wellness Screening Information

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