Problem Oriented Screening Instrument for Teenagers

Original/alternative title:  POSIT


The tool is designed to identify potential problem areas that require further in-depth assessment. POSIT was designed to identify problems and potential treatment or service needs in 10 areas, including substance abuse, mental and physical health, and social relations.

POSIT can be utilized by school personnel, juvenile and family court personnel, medical and mental health care providers, and staff in substance use disorder treatment programs. When used in conjunction with POSIT, the POSIT follow-up questionnaire can be used as a measure of change or an outcome measure.