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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
Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS)(Birth to 5 yrs) Mental Health, Trauma, School English

No

Free 0-5 yrs
Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS)(5-21 yrs) Mental Health, Trauma, School English

No

Free 5-21 yrs
Child and Adolescent Service Intensity Instrument (CASII) Mental Health and Overall Well-Being English

Yes,one-day online training or in-person at place of work

$$ 0-19 yrs
Child & Youth Resilience Measure Trauma and Resilience

3 different versions for child,youth,and adult age groups

English

No

Free 5-100 yrs
Crisis Assessment Tool (CAT)[Formerly Childhood Severity of Psychiatric Illness (CSPI)] Mental Health and Overall Well-Being

two separate assessment tools for age groups

English

Yes

Free 6-100 yrs
Children's Hope Scale Trauma/resilience English

No

Free 8-16 yrs
Comprehensive Human Trafficking Assessment Tool (NHTRC) Human Trafficking

Info not available

English

Yes

Free
Colorado's Adapted TAY-Triage Pre-Screen Assessment Tool Stable Housing, Permanent Connections, Education, Employment, Social-emotional well-being English

Yes

Free 18-24 yrs
Coping Self-Efficacy Scale (CSE) Trauma/resilience

Info not available

English

Info not available

Free
CRAFFT Screening Tool for Adolescent Substance Abuse Addiction and Substance Use Disorders English

No

Free 12-21 yrs
Drug Abuse Screening Test (DAST-10) Addiction and Substance Use Disorders English

Yes

Info Not Available 15-24 yrs
Fast Alcohol Screening Test (FAST) Addiction and Substance Use Disorders

Info not available

English

No

Free
Functional Analysis Screening Tool Mental Health and Overall Well-Being

Info not available

English

Info not available

Free
General Self-Efficacy Scale (GSES) Trauma/resilience English

No

Free 12-100 yrs
Mental Health Inventory (MHI) Mental Health and Overall Well-Being English

Yes

Free 10-15 yrs