Early Recognition Screening

Early Recognition Screening is a free program that uses the Pediatric Symptom Checklist screening tool. This tool assists in identifying possible mental health concerns with your children. ARISE will work with you to provide appropriate community resources for treatment. 

Like an annual physical wellness check or vision exam, the mental health screening can help identify potential concerns before they become more challenging to manage. 

Children who experience emotional difficulties can see an impact on their physical health as well as their ability to learn in school. Through our Early Recognition Program, parents can take action and pro-actively ensure that their child’s emotional and behavioral health needs are met. 

What Can Parents Do? 

  • Talk with your pediatrician 
  • Go to your school counselor 
  • See a mental health specialist 

How Does the Screening Work? 

For the screening, parents simply fill out a questionnaire that asks how often their child exhibits certain behaviors. After completing the questionnaire, our licensed clinicians 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 begin communication about emotional wellness. 

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


Intake Coordinator and ask for a Pediatric Mental Health Screen: 

(315) 671-2955 

Here’s a testimonial from Katie, a Special Education Teacher with Lyncourt School in Syracuse: 


Intake Coordinator – Ask for Pediatric Mental Health Screen – (315) 671-2955