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.
“We prevented what would have been a tragedy – as the student had planned to commit suicide that very day. With the information we learned in RAAPS…”
DNP, PNP | School-Based Health Center
“Since our practice adopted RAAPS, there has been a significant shift… with the knowledge gained through simple, tech savvy screening in a population who notoriously does not talk to adults.”
DNP, PNP | Federally Qualified Health Center
“With RAAPS he disclosed that he is a male who has sex with males. We offered STI and HIV testing…because of RAAPS I was able to get him into treatment early.”
NP | School-Based Health Center
“RAAPS gives providers the ability to discuss sensitive subjects… For many youth, RAAPS gives them the ability to ask for help when they are too afraid to ask out loud.”
FNP | School-Based Health Center
“We use the RAAPS on youth 12-17 years old for each and every visit (whether for a physical, a problem visit or sick visit). Many youth have given positive feedback regarding RAAPS.”
RN | Primary Care Practice
What is RAAPS?
RAAPS age-specific comprehensive assessments are tailored to older child (9-12 yrs), adolescent (13-18 yrs) and young adult (18-24 yrs).
RAAPS Public Health: Developed in partnership with the American Public Health Association enhancing the RAAPS assessment to further identify youth most at risk for school drop-out, based on factors such as discrimination, abuse, and access to tangible needs (food, water, electricity).
RAAPS has been recognized by several leading health organizations for use as a clinical tool for adolescent risk assessment.
How RAAPS Works
Find out how RAAPS is making an immediate impact to high-risk Native American teens.
Learn how a school-based health center is empowering students and creating opportunities despite the odds with the RAAPS Public Health system.
Want to learn more? Watch RAAPS webinars led by members of the Possibilities for Change team.
Our goal is to provide the highest quality services for the lowest possible price to maximize our value to you. RAAPS, ACT or Motivational Interviewing’s pricing structure is dependent on several factors. Click here for a pricing quote individualized to your needs.
What people are saying about RAAPS
We partner with professionals working with adolescents in a variety of settings, such as middle and high schools, hospitals, health clinics, school-based health centers, juvenile centers, university dorms, and state and national youth serving organizations.
"I used to dread coming up with a way to discuss at risk behaviors. The RAAPS gives me a way to not only bring it up, but identify risky behaviors that warrant intervention."
"Organized in a way that is easy to review and counsel on risk behaviors. Online version allows for tracking to be used for future needs assessments and targeting adolescents for group discussions."
"RAAPS makes discussing sensitive subjects less embarrassing for patients and staff. It also ensures that no risk areas are left un-assessed."