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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
Multidimensional Anxiety Scale for Children (MASC) Mental Health and Overall Well-Being English

Yes

$$-$$$ 8-19 yrs
NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse)Quick Screen Addiction and Substance Use Disorders English

Yes

Free 18-24 yrs
Outcome Rating Scale (ORS) Mental Health and Overall Well-Being English

Yes

Free 6-12 yrs
Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ) Mental Health and Overall Well-Being English

Yes

Free 0-24 yrs
Problem Oriented Screening Instrument for Teenagers (POSIT) Trauma/resilience English

No

Free 12-19 yrs
Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) Mental Health and Overall Well-Being English

No

Free 2-17 yrs
Suicide Probability Scale (SPS) Mental Health and Overall Well-Being English

Yes; a master's degree (e.g.,MA,MS,MSW,CAGS)in psychology
or a related field (e.g.,occupational therapy,speech-language
pathology,special education)OR a bachelor's degree (e.g.,BA,BS)in psychology or a related field (e.g.,occupational therapy,speech-language pathology,special
education),plus additional training

$-$$ 14-100 yrs
Texas Success Initiative Assessment Academic Skills English

Yes

Free 13-18 yrs
The Treatment Outcome Package (TOP) Mental Health and Overall Well-Being English

No

$ 3-21 yrs
Trafficking Victim Identification Tool (TVIT) Human Trafficking English

No.

Free 12-26 yrs
Traumatic Events Screening Inventory (TESI) Trauma/resilience English

No

Free 13-19 yrs
UCLA Child/Adolescent PTSD Reaction Index or Child and Adolescent Trauma Screen (CATS) Trauma/resilience English, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese

Training required

$ 3-18 yrs
World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule (WHODAS) Health and Disability English, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese

No.

Free 0-55 yrs
Youth Assessment Screening Instrument (YASI) Mental Health and Overall Well-Being English

Training required:E-training or live training.

$-$$$ 12-16 yrs
Human Trafficking Screening Tool Human Trafficking English

None. Follow Administration Guide

Free 12-26 yrs