Putting a behavioral health screening tool like the MAYSI-2 in place in a juvenile justice program requires some planning. Its benefits will depend not only on the quality of the tool, but also on how it is implemented. Here we offer a menu of considerations for program administrators in the process of implementing MAYSI-2 screening.
The MAYSI-2 Manual provides guidance on most of these matters. But sometimes answering these questions will benefit by consultation and advice. Brief consultation can be provided by the MAYSI-2 Helpdesk. For more complex questions, the MAYSI-2 Project can provide consultation for a modest fee, as well as staff training on the MAYSI-2. See Consultation & Training Services for MAYSI-2.