What does the mnemonic Heeadsss stand for?

The acronym stands for: Home, Education/Employment, Eating, Activities, Drugs, Sexuality, Suicide/Depression, and Safety.

HEADSS is an acronym for the topics that the physician wants to be sure to cover: home, education (ie, school), activities/employment, drugs, suicidality, and sex. Recently the HEADSS assessment was expanded to HEEADSSS [2] to include questions about eating and safety.

Similarly, what issues should be addressed when conducting a psychosocial interview with an adolescent?

  • Home. Connected, caring parents or family. members.
  • employment. Better than average school performance. Feelings of connection to school.
  • Activities. Leadership among peers.
  • Drugs. Pledge to abstain.
  • Sexuality. Pledge to abstain.
  • Suicidality. No personal history of attempted suicide.
  • Safety. Seat belt and helmet use.

Similarly one may ask, what is the Heeadsss assessment?

The HEEADSSS review of systems is a tool to understand adolescent behavior and assess risk-taking behaviors to provide appropriate interventions. Using the HEEADSSS review of systems is an effective way to engage in dialogue with teens and address many of the challenges faced by this age group.

What is the Crafft screening tool?

The CRAFFT Screening Test is a short clinical assessment tool designed to screen for substance-related risks and problems in adolescents. CRAFFT stands for the key words of the 6 items in the second section of the assessment – Car, Relax, Alone, Forget, Friends, Trouble.

What is adolescent age?

Adolescence, transitional phase of growth and development between childhood and adulthood. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines an adolescent as any person between ages 10 and 19. This age range falls within WHO’s definition of young people, which refers to individuals between ages 10 and 24.

What is Raaps?

RAAPS. The Rapid Assessment for Adolescent Preventive Services© (RAAPS) are standardized validated risk assessments developed to support professionals in addressing the risk behaviors impacting health, well-being, and academic success in youth.