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Behavioral, Emotional, Social, Traits

Behavioral, Emotional, Social, Traits (b.e.s.t) is a screening tool that brings behavioral health care directly into schools. Teachers screen each student for b.e.s.t. After screening, follow-up is provided to the teacher to help analyze behavior patterns, reinforce positive behavior in the classroom and school-wide, and determine next steps for students needing extra support.


School personnel play an important role in early intervention and prevention when they provide student support and connect students to effective services. Our Center for Community Health Advancement at Marshfield Clinic Health System and Security Health Plan are proud to partner with Mindfield, LLC, to promote behavioral health and well-being of children in our communities.


About the program

b.e.s.t. universal screening provides a systematic method of quantifying behavioral observations in order to translate the principles of mental health wellness into practice. The screening has been used in school districts throughout Wisconsin and other states across the country, with 132,690 student screenings completed to date.