Key screening guidelines


Two-stage screening should be the standard:
Screening instruments must:
Primary care practitioners should review completed screening tools before reviewing them with the client.
They should also ensure that immediate safety risks (e.g., suicide, violence, driving while impaired) are addressed following your organization's protocol.

There are a number of ways that problems are identified, such as:

• self-reports
• collateral reports
• clinical impressions and observations
• standardized measures.

Guiding questions:

• What kind of screening or assessment process could be integrated into existing processes?
• How could various team members in my setting contribute?
• What are next steps in implementing a routine screening and/or assessment process where I work?
• How will I tailor my processes so that they are relevant to the populations I serve, considering sex, gender and diversity?