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National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth and Families

Search Screening & Assessment Tools for RHY Programs


library searchThis web page helps you easily search and access screening and assessment tools relevant to serving youth and young adults. It allows you to search by various criteria to narrow a review of some 120 plus tools. After entering your search criteria, click the "Apply" button and the results will display in a table below and in a spreadsheet you can download by clicking the "CSV" button.

These screening and assessment tools have been compiled by NCHYF to assist youth-serving programs in reviewing and assessing the needs of youth, young adults, and children, relevant to the Division of Runaway and Homeless Youth’s Performance Standards. The tools listed in this database have been pre-screened for relevance but are not endorsed by the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) and the information contained herein is not an exhaustive list.

Screening/Assessment Tool Title and Link Subject Required Reading Level Language Qualifications required for staff to administer the tool? Cost of materials F-free $-$0-99 $$-$100-199 $$$-$200 & up Population age group
Test for Adult Basic Education (TABE)11&12 Academic Skills

14 years and older

English

Yes

$-$$$
Adolescent Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory (SASSI-A2) Addiction and Substance Use Disorders

Older adolescents and adults

English

Yes

$-$$$ 15-24 yrs
Adult Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory (SASSI-4) Addiction and Substance Use Disorders

4th to 5th grade reading level

English, Spanish, American Sign Language (ASL)

Yes

$-$$$ 18-100 yrs
Personal Experience Inventory (PEI) Addiction and Substance Use Disorders English

Yes

$-$$$ 12-18 yrs
Personal Experience Screening Questionnaire (PESQ) Addiction and Substance Abuse

4th grade reading level

English

Yes

$-$$ 12-18 yrs
Global Appraisal of Individual Needs Short Screener (GAIN-SS) Addiction and Substance Use Disorders

adults; appropriate for use with youth engaged in systems of care

English, Spanish

No

$$-$$$ 12-17 yrs
Family Environment Scale (FES) Family Cohesion/Family Functioning

6th grade reading level

English

No

$-$$ 11-100 yrs
Casey Life Skills Assessment (CLSA) Life Skills/Independent Living

Designed for use with youth engaged in systems of care,LGBTQ youth,American Indian youth,homeless youth

English, Spanish

No

Free 14-21 yrs
Daniel Memorial Independent Living Skills Assessment (DMILSA)Software Version 10 Life Skills/Independent Living

Designed for use with youth engaged in systems of care

English

No

$$$ 14-100 yrs
Daniel Memorial Life Skill Assessment Life Skills/Independent Living

4th grade reading level

English

No

$ 11-14 yrs
Adolescent Coping Scale - 2nd Edition (ACS-2) Mental Health and Overall Well-Being English

Yes

$-$$$ 12-18 yrs
Axis II Personality Checklist (A-II) Mental Health and Overall Well-Being English

Yes

$ 15-24 yrs
Behavior Assessment System for Children-Third Edition (BASC-3) Mental Health and Overall Well-Being English

Yes

$-$$$ 2-21 yrs
Behavioral and Emotional Screening System (BASC-3 BESS) Mental Health and Overall Well-Being English

Yes

$-$$$ 3-18 yrs
Behavioral and Emotional Rating Scale,Second Edition (BERS-2) Mental Health and Overall Well-Being English

Yes

$-$$$ 5-18 yrs