Cincinnati Children’s Center for ADHD
AAP Guideline for Diagnosis and Treatment of ADHD (.pdf)
NICHQ (National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality) is an independent, nonprofit organization working for more than a decade to improve children’s health. It helps organizations and professionals who share this mission (typically, healthcare professionals and delivery organizations, foundations, government agencies, and community organizations) make breakthrough improvements so children and families live healthier lives.
- The first edition of Caring for Children With ADHD: A Resource Toolkit for Clinicians is available free by accessing the NICHQ website. There is no charge for registering and creating an account. This toolkit is indexed by parent, teacher, and clinician forms, including Vanderbilts, ADHD management plans, coding sheets, parent resources, and behavior plans. Content can also be downloaded from the website.
- The second edition was published in November 2011 after extensive review by the American Academy of Pediatrics. This is an updated version of the first toolkit, based on the newly revised AAP ADHD guidelines. These revised guidelines include an expanded scope of ages from 4 to 18 years. The second edition also has publications and forms in English and Spanish. This is not free but is available for purchase from the AAP Bookstore.
PHQ9 – Patient Health Questionnaire (.pdf)
PHQ9 in Spanish − Patient Health Questionnaire on Page 5 (.pdf)
Edinburgh scale for post-partum depression (.pdf)
Surviving the Teens - Suicide Prevention at Cincinnati Children’s
Screen for Child Anxiety Related Disorders (SCARED) child questionnaire (.pdf)
Screen for Child Anxiety Related Disorders (SCARED) parent questionnaire (.pdf)
Health Topic: Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents
It is normal for children and teens to develop some fears and anxieties as they grow. Over time, normal fears fade as children learn more about what to expect from their environment and relationships with others. When their fears do not fade and begin to interfere with their daily life and activities, an anxiety disorder may be present. These children should get prompt evaluation by a doctor.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
JAACAP OCD (Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry) (.pdf)
CY-BOCS Children’s Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale (.pdf)
Y-BOC checklist (adolescent / adult) Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale (.pdf)
The Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research
The CRAFFT is a behavioral health screening tool for use with children under the age of 21 and is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics' Committee on Substance Abuse for use with adolescents. It consists of a series of six questions developed to screen adolescents for high-risk alcohol and other drug use disorders simultaneously. It is a short, effective screening tool meant to assess whether a longer conversation about the context of use, frequency, and other risks and consequences of alcohol and other drug use is warranted.
CRAFFT - Provider
CRAFFT - Self
Other Screening Tools
Bright Futures – Bright Futures is a national health promotion initiative dedicated to the principle that every child deserves to be healthy and that optimal health involves a trusting relationship between the health professional, the child, the family, and the community as partners in health practice.
PSC and Y-PSC – The Pediatric Symptom Checklist is a psychosocial screen designed to facilitate the recognition of cognitive, emotional, and behavioral problems so that appropriate interventions can be initiated as early as possible. Included here are two versions, the parent-completed version (PSC) and the youth self-report (Y-PSC). The Y-PSC can be administered to adolescents ages 11 and up.
Cincinnati Children’s Physician Services Toolkit
Guidelines for Adolescent Depression - Primary Care (GLAD-PC) – Intended for dissemination to primary care providers in the US and Canada in Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Nursing and Internal Medicine. These guidelines may also be helpful to allied health professionals who care for adolescents.