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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
Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument-Second Version (MAY31- 2) Mental Health and Overall Well-Being, Juvenile Justice, Substance Use, Trauma, Suicide English, Spanish

No

$$$ 12-17 yrs
Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children-Present State Voice Version (DISC-IV) Mental Health and Overall Well-Being, Juvenile Justice English, Spanish

Yes

Reviewing
Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessment (ASEBA) Suicide - youth at risk for suicide 109 other languages, English

Yes. Must have a masters degree or higher

$$$ 5-18 yrs
Traumatic Stress Screen for Children and Adolescents (TSSCA) Addiction and Substance Use Disorders English

No

Reviewing 5-18 yrs
The Loeber Risk Score (LRS) Addiction and Substance Use Disorders English

Reviewing

Reviewing 5-16 yrs
The UCLA PTSD Reaction Index for DSM-5 Brief Form Trauma History and Symptoms English

Reviewing

Reviewing 12-13 yrs
The Youth Thrive Survey Social connections, youth resilience and thriving English

Self administered on-line by YYA. Support provided with online manual for supervisor.

Free 12-26 yrs
The Youth Connections Scale Youth Connections and relational permanence English

Completed by the youth with their workers.

Free 14-21 yrs
Mental Health Continuum - Short Form Mental Health and Overall Well-Being English

No

Free 12-26 yrs
Kessler-6 Mental Health and Overall Well-Being English, Multiple Languages

No

Free 12-26 yrs
Full Set of Core Measures from Measuring Up Report Stable Housing, Permanent Connections, Education, Employment, Social-emotional well-being English

No

Free 12-26 yrs
Adverse Childhood Experience Questionnaire (ACE) Trauma/resilience English

No

Free 18-26 yrs
Ages & Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) Mental Health and Overall Well-Being English

No

$$$ 0-6 yrs
Alcohol,Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST or NIDA-ASSIST) Addiction and Substance Use Disorders

exact age at which it is
appropriate to commence regular screening
for substance use will vary depending on local
prevalence and patterns of use

English

Yes

Free 10-100 yrs
Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) Addiction and Substance Use Disorders

Info not available

English

No

Free