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Applied Research in Quality of Life Applied Research in Quality of Life

Positive Indicators of Child Well-Being: A Conceptual Framework, Measures, and Methodological Issues Applied Research in Quality of Life December 2011, Volume 6, Issue 4, pp 425–449 This article suggests a comprehensive conceptual framework which identifies constructs for positive well-being as well as potential indicators and extant measures that fit with those constructs. In addition, the article reviews existing data sources for examples of positive measures that are found in the proposed framework as well as research studies that have been successful in measuring these indicators.

CD-RISC Logo The Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale CD-RISC Logo The Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale

The Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale - Comprehensive information on scale administration, psychometric validity, reliability and factor analysis studies, as well as details on translations..


Eating Disorder Examination Interview (EDE)
Semi-structured interview for assessing the presence of eating disorder symptoms.
Yields 4 subscales: restraint, eating concern, shape concern, & weight concern.

Managing Mental Health Matters Managing Mental Health Matters

Managing Mental Health Matters uses a story-based approach, portraying realistic video episodes of workplace "characters" dealing with situations common to everyday work life. The user engages in the process, rather than simply being given information. These interactive story-based scenarios enable users to participate in the process of a new manager's introduction to his first week of his new position, learning the principles and practicalities of effectively managing issues related to employee mental health in the workplace.

Michigan State University School of Social Work Michigan State University School of Social Work

Mental Status Exam pdf

Also includes links to assessments on Anxiety, Stress, and Mood and Feelings and Emotions

Millisecond Millisecond

The Self-Injurious Thoughts and Behaviors Interview (SITBI) developed by Nock et al (2007). Structured clinical interview; Assesses various components of self-injurious thoughts & behaviors, including frequency, severity, & age of onset.

National Aboriginal Health Organization National Aboriginal Health Organization

Assessment and Planning Tool Kit for Suicide Prevention in First Nations Communities
This Assessment and Planning Tool Kit for Suicide Prevention in FirstNations communities has been developed to help individuals and groups interested in addressing the issue of suicide in their communities. It is a framework to guide FirstNations in assessing and planning a suicide prevention plan.

Nationwide Children’s Nationwide Children’s

Assessment & Scoring Instruments Assessment of a child’s or adolescent’s mental health disorder is a critical component in making clinical decisions regarding treatment. To assist you with the assessment process, several assessment instruments are available. The forms should be completed as instructed by the child and/or parent, and the necessary scoring instructions to help in your assessment are provide

Northwest Counselling & Evaluation Services Northwest Counselling & Evaluation Services

The YCRA is a clinical and client self-report assessment process in which professionals systematically gather information and make clinical judgments related to six risk areas (risk to self - including risk for suicide or self harm, risk taking and risk for victimization), risk to others (including aggression, sexually inappropriate behavior, and destruction of property), social and adaptive functioning (including developmental disorders, handicaps, cognitive disorganization, and social skills), substance abuse/dependency, family resources, and degree of structure needed (including frequency of out-of-home placements, and need for supervision).

NSW Department of Health NSW Department of Health

Children's Global Assessment Scale The Children's Global Assessment Scale (CGAS) is a numeric scale (1 through 100) used by mental health clinicians to rate the general functioning of children under the age of 18. Measures level of emotional functioning

Oregon Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Oregon Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

This checklist is intended for use by primary care providers, emergency department staff, and any professional providing mental health treatment, to include, but not be limited to, family physicians, general practitioners, pediatricians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, social workers, counselors, psychologists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, and psychiatrists.

Cover Letter for Distribution to Practitioners

Suicide Prevention Communication Checklist Complete Document

Checklist Chart Copy

Checklist for Parents and Families

Oxford’s Centre for Suicide Research Oxford’s Centre for Suicide Research

Assessment of suicide risk in people with depressionClinical Guide The guide was developed tp assist clinical staff in talking about suicide and assessing suicide risk with people who are depressed. This guide is primarily about assessing risk in adults. However, the principles can be applied to younger people (although the issues relating to consent may differ).

Pearson Pearson

Beck Scale for Suicidal Ideation (BSS)
21-item self-report questionnaire; Assesses various aspects of suicide risk (e.g., number of past attempts, current degree of ideation

PhenX Toolkit PhenX Toolkit

Non-suicidal Self Injury - PhenX Toolkit
The Self-Injurious Thoughts and Behaviors Interview (SITBI) is a structured interview that includes five modules assessing the presence, frequency, and characteristics of five types of self-injurious thoughts and behaviors: suicidal ideation, suicidal plans, suicidal gestures, suicidal attempts (including aborted and interrupted), and nonsuicidal self-injury. Each module begins with a screening question about lifetime presence of a self-injurious thought or behavior followed by items that measure age of onset, recent thoughts and behaviors, severity of thoughts and behaviors, probability of future behavior, and self-reported precipitants and functions of the behavior.



Self-Injury Self Assessment Tool This tool is for self evaluation and not intended to diagnose

Safety Lit Safety Lit

The 10-Question Tool: A Novel Screening Instrument for Runaway...
The 10-Question Tool: A Novel Screening Instrument for Runaway Youth .... Most of the available assessment tools focus on a single topic area, such as mental .... and offers a specialized program for assessing runaway youth for such abuse.

Springer Link Springer Link

Binge Eating Scale (BES)
16-item self-report questionnaire; Assesses components of binge eating behavior

Stoelting Stoelting

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

Mental Health Interview Screener  examines potenial mental health disorders that may be comorbid with ADHD.

PTSD and Suicide Screener (PSS) One-page self-report form consists of only 14 items, requiring just a few minutes to administer and score. The PSS is helpful in determining PTSD and suicide risk for individuals exposed to a variety of traumas, including childhood abuse, adult sexual or physical assaults, disasters, motor vehicle accidents, shootings and stabbings, burns, life-threatening illnesses, invasive medical procedures, and events associated with military deployment.

Tool for Assessment of Suicide Risk for Adolescents (TASR-Am) was developed to assist in the clinical evaluation of young people at imminent risk of suicide by clinicians in the area of adolescent suicide assessment and the development and application of various scales and tools in clinical, research and institutional setting

Kutcher Generalized Social Anxiety Scale for Adolescents (K-GSADS-A) is a clinician-rated scale designed to assess the severity of social phobia in adolescents.

Kutcher Adolescent Depression Scale (KADS)The KADS 6-item is designed for use in institutional settings (such as schools or primary care settings) where it can be used as a screening tool to identify young people at risk for depression or by trained health care providers (such as public health nurses, primary care physicians) or educators (such as guidance counsellors) to help evaluate young people who are in distress or who have been identified as possibly having a mental health problem.

Kutcher Adolescent Development Scale (KADS) The KADS 11-item presented here is optimized for monitoring outcome in adolescents (12-17 years) who are receiving (pharmaclogic) treatment for major depressive disorder.

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YouthREX YouthREX

Framework for Evaluating Youth Wellbeing
Framework for Evaluating Youth Wellbeing offers a program a simple 3-phase seven-step process for developing an evaluation plan, implementing the plan and using the findings to improve the program and promote the wellbeing of youth participants.

Zero To  Three Zero To Three

Mental Health Screening & Assessment
Tips for Surviving Child Developmental Assessment - Eight tips on Surviving Child Developmental Assessment
Developmental Screening, Assessment, and Evaluation - Developmental assessment is a process designed to deepen understanding of a child’s competencies and resources, and of the caregiving and learning environments most likely to help a child make fullest use of his or her developmental potential.