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Are You Ready to Assess Social and Emotional Development?
In this webinar, Deb Moroney and Michael McGarrah from American Institutes for Research (AIR) joined us to talk about Ready to Assess, a suite of tools that can help afterschool and education leaders, practitioners, and policymakers decide whether and how to assess social and emotional development. Kristin Romens, Senior Consultant at The Learning Agenda, discussed the progress and challenges educators face around implementing social and emotional learning best practices.

Ages and Stages Questionnaire: Social Emotional (ASQ:SE) Ages and Stages Questionnaire: Social Emotional (ASQ:SE)

Ages & Stages Questionnaires®: Social-Emotional, Second Edition (ASQ:SE-2™)—a parent-completed, highly reliable system focused solely on social and emotional development in young children. Accurately identifying behavior through ASQ:SE-2 paves the way for next steps—further assessment, specialized intervention or ongoing monitoring, for examples—to help children reach their fullest potential during their most formative early years.

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Transdisciplinary Play-Based Assessment, Second Edition (TPBA2) Is a comprehensive, easy-to-follow process for assessing four critical developmental domains—sensorimotor, emotional and social, communication, and cognitiv

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Assessing Impulsive Behavior
Duration Data Form
Fixed operant - Multiple Programs per Day
Fixed operant - Single Behavior Over Days
Graph - Percentage standard
Graph - Rate standard
Histogram 20 items - days of month
Language Sample – Early
Latency Data Form
Rate Data Form
Scatterplot - Time X Days
Schedule of Activities - Home
Schedule of Activities - School
Social Skills Monitoring
Survey of Potential Reinforcers
Trial & Rate Conversion Chart

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Temperament and Atypical Behavior Scale (TABS) Assessment ToolThe TABS Assessment Tool is a norm-referenced tool designed to identify temperament and self-regulation problems that can indicate that a child is developing atypically or is at risk for atypical development. This 55-item checklist covers areas such as temperament, attention, attachment, social behavior, play, vocal and oral behavior, sense and movement, self-stimulation and self-injury, and neurobehavioral state. The parent-completed checklist takes approximately 15 minutes

Ages & Stages Questionnaires®: Social-Emotional, Second Edition (ASQ:SE-2™ A Parent-Completed Child Monitoring System for Social-Emotional Behaviors

Transdisciplinary Play-Based Assessment (TBA):. This informal assessment is for children birth through 6. Through play children can be assessed in areas of cognition, social-emotional, communication and language and sensorimotor.

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..


Youth Violence: Measuring Violence-Related Attitudes, Behaviors, and Influences Among Youths: A Compendium of Assessment Tools - Second Edition This compendium provides researchers and prevention specialists with a set of tools to assess violence-related beliefs, behaviors, and influences, as well as to evaluate programs to prevent youth violence.


FAST - Functional Analysis Screening Tool: The Functional Analysis Screening Tool (FAST) is designed to identify a number of factors that may influence the occurrence of problem behaviors. It should be used only as an initial screening toll and as part of a comprehensive functional assessment or analysis of problem behavior. The FAST should be administered to several individuals who interact with the person frequently. Results should then be used as the basis for conducting direct observations in several different contexts to verify likely behavioral functions, clarify ambiguous functions, and identify other relevant factors that may not have been included in this instrument.

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DECA-C: Devereux Early Childhood Assessment Clinical Form Designed to support early intervention efforts to reduce or eliminate significant emotional and behavioral concerns in preschool children.

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The Penn State Worry Questionnaire (PSWQ) 16-item questionnaire; Assesses the degree to which individuals tend to worry.


ARES Anger Regulation and Expression Scale The Anger Regulation and Expression Scale (ARES) is a comprehensive, self-report assessment of the expression and regulation of anger in youth. ADS™ Anger Disorders Scale The ADS measures clinically dysfunctional anger by assessing anger as an independent problem, rather than as a secondary symptom of another issue.


CAFAS Online Reliability Training Quiz The CAFAS assesses the degree of impairment in youth with emotional, behavioral, or substance use symptoms/disorders across 8 critical life subscales. The CAFAS training quiz consists of 80 questions that cover each of these subscales, with 10 questions per subscale.


Social Physique Anxiety Scale (SPAS) This scale measures social anxiety related to physique. By physique or figure we mean your body’s form and structure; specifically, body fat, muscular tone, and general body proportions.

Mind Garden Mind Garden

The STAI-CH is the definitive instrument for measuring anxiety in children. Based on the same theory as the STAI, the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory for Children (STAI-CH) distinguishes between a general proneness to anxious behavior rooted in the personality and anxiety as a fleeting emotional state. The instrument is designed to be used with upper elementary or junior high school aged children and consists of two twenty-item scales. The measure is easy to read and can be administered verbally to younger children.

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Screening Instruments -Developmental and Social–Emotional Screening of Young Children (0–6 years of age) in Minnesota


Here and Now Aboriginal Assessment: background, development and preliminary evaluation of a culturally appropriate screening tool. Assessment of Aboriginal social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB) is a complex and challenging task, in part due to a lack of suitable assessment tools. This paper reports the development and evaluation of a culturally appropriate screening tool called the Here and Now Aboriginal Assessment (HANAA)

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Developmental Screening and Assessment in Instruments with an Emphasis on Social and Emotional Development for young Children Ages Birth Through Five.

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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


Children's Aggression Scale™ (CAS) The Parent Rating Form and the Teacher Rating Form enable you to obtain setting-specific information about a child's or an adolescent's aggressive acts, as well as information regarding the frequency and severity of those aggressive acts.Evaluate frequency and severity of child and adolescent aggression Age range: 5 to 18 years

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Vineland Social-Emotional Early Childhood Scales Three scales, which combine into a Social-Emotional Composite, are used to evaluate a child’s ability to pay attention, understand emotional expression, cooperate with others, construct and observe relationships, and develop self-regulation behaviors

Brief Infant Toddler Social Emotional Assessment (BITSEA)

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Children's Self-Efficacy in Peer Interactions The Children's Self-Efficacy in Peer Interactions scale is designed to measure youths’ perceptions of their ability to be successful in social interactions. This includes their ability to be persuasive towards peers in positive ways. The questionnaire contains two subscales that measure social self-efficacy in conflict and non-conflict situations. The subscales can be used separately or combined into a total score.

Short Mood and Feelings Questionnaire (SMFQ) – Child Version Popular The Short Mood and Feelings Questionnaire (SMFQ-short), child version, is an 13 item subscale from a longer 33-item questionnaire (the original MFQ). The questions asked on the survey are based on the DSM-III criteria for depression; however the screening tool and rating scale should not be used as a measure to diagnose. This instrument should be used an indicator of depressive symptoms and not as a diagnostic tool and therefore does not indicate whether a child or adolescent has a particular disorder. Diagnoses of mental disorder should only be made by a trained clinician after a thorough evaluation.

Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale Developed by Dr. Morris Rosenberg, the scale is a self-esteem measure widely used in Social Science research. The RSES is a ten-item Likert type scale with items answered on a four-point scale, from Strongly Agree to Strongly Disagree. Five of the items have positively worded statements and five have negatively worded ones. The scale measures state self-esteem by asking the respondents to reflect on their current feelings.

Screen for Anxiety Related Emotional Disorders (SCARED) The Screen for Anxiety Related Emotional Disorders (SCARED)-Child Report instrument consists of 41 items asking the parent (or caregiver) to indicate how often a descriptive phrase regarding how their child may have felt over the course of the previous three months is true.

Questionnaire on Self-Regulation
This questionnaire is used to assess children’s ability to regulate negative emotions and disruptive behavior, and to set and attain goals.

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.

Impulsivity Teen Conflict Survey This tool measures reported impulsive behavior. Impulsive behavior demonstrates a lack of self-control.


Adolescent Anger Rating Scale™ (AARS™) The AARS is a 41-item instrument for assessing the frequency and intensity of anger expression in adolescents ages 11 to 19 years. Individuals indicate which behaviors they exhibit when angered and how often each behavior typically occurs. The 4-point response scales, ranging from “Hardly Ever” to “Very Often”, are reported for Total Anger and 3 subscales measuring response patterns: Instrumental Anger, Reactive Anger, and Anger Control.

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Behavioral and Emotional Rating Scale–Second Edition (BERS-2) (11540) The scale can be completed in approximately 10 minutes. Information from the BERS-2 is useful in evaluating children for prereferral services, in placing children for specialized services, and in measuring the outcomes of services. The BERS-2 can identify children's individual behavior and emotional strengths and the areas in which individual strengths need to be developed. Free Webinar Distinguishing Between "The Duluth Model", A Coordinated Community Response (CCR), And A Men's Non-Violence Program - Free Webinar

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Temperament and Atypical Behavior Scale Critical temperament and self-regulation problems that can indicate a child's risk for developmental delay

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Coping Inventories Coping Inventories: A Measure of Adaptive Behavior, Observation and Self-Rated Forms The Observation Form of the Coping Inventory assesses the behavior patterns and skills used by children ages 3 to 16 to meet personal needs and adapt to the demands of their environment. This form considers two categories of coping behavior, Self and Environment. In addition, it measures three continua of coping styles:

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Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale (DERS) pdf
A self-report questionnaire; Assesses deficits in various components of emotion regulation, including understanding of emotions, acceptance of emotions, & access to effective emotion regulation strategies.

SIVA (Supporting Individuals through Valued Attachments) SIVA (Supporting Individuals through Valued Attachments)

Proactive Safety Management Evaluation To safely manage behaviour, a safety evaluation must first be conducted to understand the behaviour and establish a baseline of risk and a guideline for care. SIVA provides caregivers with a comprehensive risk inventory to catalog the individual's previous unsafe behaviours and a quick-reference safety management guide that indicates which management methods are most efficacious in both general and acute situations. With these tools, caregivers are prepared to begin creating a safe environment with the individual upon their placement.

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Childhood Trauma Questionnaire (CTQ) The self-report includes a 28-item test that measures 5 types of maltreatment – emotional, physical, and sexual abuse, and emotional and physical neglect. Common uses for the CTQ are formulating treatment plans, conducting child custody investigations, and assessing special populations.

Millon Adolescent Clinical Inventory (MACI) Developed specifically for teens, the Millon Adolescent Clinical Inventory (MACI) evaluates concerns, demands, and conditions that teens encounter. For example, the MACI measure emotional patterns, clinical symptoms, and apprehensions in teen life.

Social Avoidance and Distress Scale (SADS)
This scale uses a questionnaire including 28 true/false items. This instrument was developed to quantify social anxiety. Two aspects of anxiety are measured: Four experiences – distress, discomfort, fear, anxiety – and the avoidance of social situations

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cas Children's Aggression Scale Children's Aggression Scale
Evaluates the severity and frequency of aggressive acts, rather than the presence of aggressive behavior.

aars Assesses intensity of anger, and differentiates between instrumental and reactive angerAge Range: 11-19 years Time: 5-10 minutes, individual; 10-20 minutes, group Requiring only a fourth-grade reading level, the AARS is a psychometrically-sound, 41-item instrument assessing the intensity and frequency of anger expression. It identifies adolescents who are at-risk for Conduct Disorder (CD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) or Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Children's Inventory of Anger Anger Triggers and Anger Intensity
Children's anger, and their ability to cope with it, are of increasing concern to professionals working in school and clinical settings. This self-report inventory identifies the kinds of situations that provoke anger in particular children--as well as the intensity of their anger response. Yet it contains only 39 items and requires just 10 minutes to complete.

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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.

ADHD Diagnosis Checklist This tool can be used as an aid to assist in the diagnosis of ADHD. The tool is meant to be completed after the clinician has finished an assessment of the young person including information obtained from a responsible family member or responsible adult who knows the youth well whenever possible

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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).

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Survey of Wellbeing of Young Children (SWYC)
A freely-available, comprehensive screening instrument for children under 5 years of age. Every SWYC form includes sections on developmental milestones, behavioral/emotional development, and family risk factors. At certain ages, a section for Autism-specific screening is also included.

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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.