Does Your Child Need Help?

Directions: Answer the following questions and click “analyze” when you are done. When you receive a score, refer to the corresponding recommendation. Or if you just want to talk to someone about your teen in person right now please call 1 (800) 429-5090

1. Is your child receiving poor or failing grades or excessive tardies or absences in school?
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No
2. Has your child gotten into trouble at school or been suspended?
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No
3. Has your child dropped out or been expelled from school?
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No
4. Does your child display a lack of motivation with school or family duties?
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No
5. Does your child lose his/her temper easily?
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No
6. Does your child become defiant when he or she is asked to do something, told “no” or simply doesn’t get his or her way?
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No
7. Does your child use abusive language towards you or other family members?
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No
8. Is your child willing to compromise personal or family values to be accepted?
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No
9. Does your child associate with troublemakers or friends who are making poor decisions?
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No
10. Has your child withdrawn from family activities and involvement?
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No
11. Does your child use crying, intimidation, threats, tantrums, guilt, or other forms manipulation to get his or her way?
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No
12. Does your child have a history of lying?
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No
13. Does your child frequently blame others and refuse to take responsibility for his or her actions?
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14. Which of the following statements best describes your child’s level of substance abuse? *
  1. To my knowledge my child has never used tobacco, drugs, or alcohol.
  2. My child has tried tobacco, drugs, or alcohol once or twice on an experimental basis only.
  3. My child is using marijuana and/or alcohol and/or abusing prescription drugs on a consistent basis.
  4. My child is using one or more serious drugs on a consistent basis.
  5. My child has a severe drug problem and is addicted to one or more serious drugs.
*Examples of serious drugs: crack, cocaine, methamphetamine, inhalants, heroin, ecstasy, LSD, etc.
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15. Does your child maintain an image that is associated with a negative peer culture by their clothing, hairstyle, piercings, tattoos etc.
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No
16. Does your child listen to music with violent, sadistic, degrading, or gangster-influenced lyrics?
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No
17. Does your child disregard the consequences you attempt to enforce?
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No
18. Does your child disregard the majority of your family rules?
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No
19. Does your child sneak out at night?
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No
20. Has your child ever run away from home for more than a few hours without telling you where they were going?
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No
21. Has your child been in trouble with the law?
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No
22. Does your child slam doors, throw objects, destroy property out of anger, or use intimidation to get his/her way?
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No
23. Has your child become physically aggressive towards family members or peers?
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No
24. Is your child sexually active?
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No
25. Is your child frequenting internet chat rooms, accessing pornography or displaying a preoccupation with sex?
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No
26. Does your child attract undue attention to him or herself by dressing provocatively or acting promiscuously?
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No
27. Has your child threatened suicide or deliberately cut or otherwise injured him or herself?
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No
28. Has your child attempted suicide?
Yes
No
29. Has your child ever been diagnosed with attention deficit disorder or attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder?
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No
30. Has your child ever been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, oppositional defiance disorder, depressive or mood disorder, anxiety disorder, or reactive attachment disorder?