Life Skill Assessments

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CASA CASA

Youth Life Skills Assessment Instructions for Program Staff This youth-centered tool assesses life skills youth need for their well-being, confidence and safety as they navigate high school, postsecondary education, employment, and other life milestones. The assessment is made up of 64items categorized within three areas for skills, knowledge and awareness. It can be completed all at one time in approximately 20 –30 minutes, or one area at a time.

Center for Youth Program Quality Center for Youth Program Quality

Youth Program Quality Assessment ® and School-Age Program Quality Assessment The Youth Program Quality Assessment (PQA)® is a validated instrument designed to evaluate the quality of youth programs and identify staff training needs. It has been used in community organizations, schools, camps, and other places where youth have fun, work, and learn with adults. The Youth PQA is suitable for youth in grades 4 - 12. For children in grades K - 6, the School-Age PQA is developmentally appropriate

Lessonplanet Lessonplanet

Sexual Education Assessment Tool: Special Education The FLASH program in Seattle has put together a set of questions for special education classes covering sexual education. Some of the topics include appropriate, inappropriate, self-esteem, puberty, hygiene, reproduction, and sexually transmitted diseases. Use the resource as a pre-test or post-test. Tip: Break it up into smaller pieces, as forty-two questions is quite a lot to do in one class period.

NCWD NCWD

Assessment Jump Start The best decisions and choices made by transitioning youth are based on sound information including appropriate assessments that focus on the talents, knowledge, skills, interests, values, and aptitudes of each individual. Adults who work with youth need to have a solid understanding of the purpose, benefits, and limitations of assessment if they are to provide effective guidance. In transition, person-centered planning focuses on the interests, aptitudes, knowledge, and skills of an individual, not on his or her perceived deficits. It also involves the people who are active in the life of a youth, including family members, educators, and community service professionals

PerformWell PerformWell

Self Sufficiency Matrix The matrix is designed to be flexible: any combination of scales can be used, based on the goals and strategies of individual programs. In addition, each scale was developed independently on a continuum from “in-crisis” to “thriving” and allows for the measurement of client progress or maintenance over time. The matrix will be very helpful in a variety of settings: as a case management tool to document client progress towards self-sufficiency, as a self-assessment

Social Competence Scale for Teenagers Nine items that measure social competence in teenagers. Social Competence in adolescence is defined as a set of positive social skills necessary to get along well with others and function constructively in groups, including, a) respecting and expressing appreciation for others; b) being able to work and communicate well with others and listen to others' ideas; c) demonstrating context-appropriate behavior that is consistent with social norms; and d) using a range of skills or processes aimed at resolving conflict.

Self Sufficiency Matrix The matrix is designed to be flexible: any combination of scales can be used, based on the goals and strategies of individual programs. In addition, each scale was developed independently on a continuum from “in-crisis” to “thriving” and allows for the measurement of client progress or maintenance over time. The matrix will be very helpful in a variety of settings: as a case management tool to document client progress towards self-sufficiency, as a self-assessment tool for individuals who wish to determine their own strengths and areas for improvement, as a program management tool for agencies to assess the effectiveness of the services being offered and how to direct resources, as a measurement tool for grant makers to clearly articulate their funding priorities, and as a communication tool for demonstrating the success of local programs, as well as sharing information about community conditions with the general public and policymakers.

Empathy – Teen Conflict Survey These items measure an individual’s ability to listen, care, and trust others. Youths are asked to indicate how often they would make several statements.

Decision-Making Skills This tool represents “the respondent’s report of his/her ability to make sound decisions and judgments”

Knowledge about contraception – Add Health This tool is a factual quiz about student's contraceptive knowledge, which was originally administered to students and young adults ages 15 and up, as part of the National Longitudinal Survey of Adolescent Health (Add Health).

Reaching In Reaching Out Reaching In Reaching Out

APPENDIX: Annotated Compendium of Resilience Measures Compendium of Selected Resilience and Related Measures for Children and Youth. 38 measures described in this overview include those that assess aspects of resilience, life strengths, hardiness andprotective/risk factors...

Social Work Tech Social Work Tech

A Self-Assessment Tool for Clients and Social Work Professionals This is a great tool to take a snapshot of a person’s life at a point in time. It keeps challenges in perspective and assists a person to identify their strengths. For social work students and social work practitioners, this is a great intervention to acknowledge the good in you and to reassess your own growth, value, and mindset at this present moment.

Statistic Solutions Statistic Solutions

The General Self-Efficacy Scale – Schwarzer (GSES, sometimes seen GSE), designed for ages 12 and up, was created to assess perceived self-efficacy regarding coping and adaptation abilities in both daily activities and isolated stressful events. It has been well known instrument internationally for two decades. The scale is unidimensional

Stoelting Stoelting

More tools, resources and assessments available on the Stoelting Website.

ABAS-II
Widely used to evaluate people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, the ABAS-II assesses adaptive behavior in individuals from birth to 89 years of age. This convenient behavior rating scale measures daily living skills, what people actually do, or can do, without the assistance of others.

Transition to Independence (TIP) Transition to Independence (TIP)

TIP Model™ The Transition to Independence Process (TIP) Model™ is an evidence-supported practice based on published studies that demonstrate improvements in real-life outcomes for youth and young adults with emotional/behavioral difficulties (EBD).

University of Victoria Centre for Youth & Society University of Victoria Centre for Youth & Society

On-Line Tool Kit For Evaluating Youth And Family Programs

Guide for Needs Assessment is a tool that will help workers and youth work together as a team. The guide will help them to figure out what each young person can or could do well (their capabilities and capacities) and, also, what is ‘needed,’ that is, if there is anything missing, absent or required in a young person’s life

Wilderdom Wilderdom

YARPET A Measurement Tool for Assessing the Effects of Adventure-based Programs on Outcomes for Youth-at-Risk Participants The Youth at Risk Program Evaluation Tool (YARPET) consists of a set of 17 proposed factors and 65 measurement items designed to assess life skill and personal, social, community, and environmental development constructs typically targeted by intervention programs with youth 'at risk'.

Youth Life Skills Evaluation Youth Life Skills Evaluation

Evaluation Tools for 12-18 year olds This evaluation system will help youth development professionals share the value of local youth development programs with legislators, parents, other agencies as well as internal stakeholders. In this time of shrinking resources, youth development programs must provide valid documentation to show the difference that the programs are making in the lives of youth we work with everyday.