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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
Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI) Mental Health and Overall Well-Being

6th grade reading level

English, Spanish, French (Canadian)

Yes

$ 13-100 yrs
Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale (CAFAS) Mental Health and Overall Well-Being English, Spanish

No

$$$ 5-19 yrs
Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) Mental Health and Overall Well-Being English

Yes

Free 0-19 yrs
Children's Depression Inventory-Second Edition (CDI 2) Mental Health and Overall Well-Being

2nd grade reading level

English, Spanish

Yes

$-$$$ 7-17 yrs
Children's Inventory of Anger (ChIA) Mental Health and Overall Well-Being

3rd grade reading level

English, Italian

Yes

$-$$ 6-16 yrs
Human Trafficking Screening Tool (HTST) Human Trafficking English, Spanish

No

Free 12-24 yrs
Human Trafficking Screening Tool - Short Form (HTST-SF) Human Trafficking English, Spanish

No

Free 12-24 yrs
Life Experiences Survey Human Trafficking English

No

Free 12-24 yrs
Trauma-informed Care Screening and Assessment Toolkit:for Community Mental Health and Substance Use Care
Organizations and Mobile Crisis Units
Mental Health / Substance Use Care / Trauma-informed English

Yes. All staff should be trained in accordance with the TIRO Training Plan to better understand the why,what and how of TIRO screening and assessment.

Free
Youth Screening,Brief Intervention,and Referral to Treatment (YSBIRT) Substance Abuse English

Unsure (seems to be no)

Free 9-25 yrs
Screening to Brief Intervention (S2BI)(self-administered version) Substance Abuse

Reviewing

English

Authorized by patient or clinician

Free
Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention for Youth:A Practitioner's Guide Substance Abuse English

Reviewing

Free 9-18 yrs
Conflict Tactics Scales-Revised (CTS2) Mental Health and Overall Well-Being English

Yes

$-$$ 19-100 yrs
Coping Inventory for Stressful Situations (CISS) Mental Health and Overall Well-Being English

Yes

$-$$ 13-100 yrs
Emotional Quotient Inventory:Youth Version (EQ-i:YV) Mental Health and Overall Well-Being

4th grade reading level

English

Yes

$$-$$$ 7-18 yrs