Refugee Mental Health Screening: Operationalizing the RHS-15

May 23, 2012

Description: This webinar is a follow-up to the “Tools and Strategies for Refugee Mental Health: Introducing the RHS-15” webinar in January 2012. Resettlement communities across the United States have expressed interest in offering early mental health screening for newly arrived refugees. This webinar is designed to discuss how the Refugee Health Screener-15 (RHS-15) was integrated into King County, WA, and profile the efforts to adopt the RHS-15 in different types of communities throughout the United States. Audience participants will be guided through a series of universal clinical considerations and site-specific decisions based on different community resources and structures. A question and answer session will follow.


Beth Farmer, MSW and Sasha Verbillis-Kolp, MSW
Pathways to Wellness

Webinar Resources

  • Slides – PDF [1,379 KB]
  • Transcript – PDF [94 KB]
  • Audience Question & Answers – PDF [130 KB]

Additional Resources

Implementation resources: Clinic script and Referral script

The Refugee Health Screener-15 (RHS-15) Packet
© Pathways to Wellness, 2011
PDF [827 KB]

The RHS-15 is an open-access tool. Please complete the Utilization Agreement included in the packet.

Contents of the RHS-15:

  1. Utilization Agreement
  2. Development and Use of the RHS-15
  3. The Refugee Health Screener-15 (RHS-15), English Version
  4. Replication Guidelines
  5. Pathways to Wellness Information Sheet