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In response to the need for services accountability, Stephen Magura and Beth Silverman Moses wrote Outcome Measures For Child Welfare: Theory and Applications (copyright 1986 by the Child Welfare League of America, Washington, DC). They covered the development of the Child Well-Being Scales and use of the scales in client family assessment and program evaluation. Norms, reliability and validity data can be found in their book. This computerized version of the Child Well-Being Scales automates the process of documenting family needs.
This is the same Child Well-Being Scales program as above, but the files are saved to the directory where the program is run. People on computer networks have not been able to use the Child Well-Being Scales program because of network administration limitations. This version can be copied to a memory stick. It continues to be a self-contained program with manual included. It can be run from any location. Any place you can put a memory stick in a computer. The files are saved to the memory stick. Make sure you periodically back up your data by saving everything from one memory stick to another one.
The AnaLog behavior analysis program is a way to record behaviors and emotional states on a computer. It is a self-contained program with manual included. It can be run from any location, and files are saved on the root directory of drive C:. Clients can record their own data or you can document behavior during observation.
The South Oaks Gambling Screen has 20 items. It will ask you questions about your gambling behavior. Updated 5/18/2013.
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) requires a score of 5 or more to diagnose 312.31 Pathological Gambling. Gambling will continue to be a diagnosis in the new DSM, but the criteria may change. Updated 5/18/2013.
The Continuous Performance Task (CPT) is a Windows version of the ANAM CPT. It measures the ability to attend to boring and repetitive tasks (Attention) as well as the ability to adjust to changing stimuli (Mental Flexibility).
Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CESDS) was developed by Radloff (1977). Items are on a 4-point scale. Updated 5/21/2011.
These are additional tests
Drug Abuse Screening Test (DAST-20) has 20 questions that screen for drug use. Updated 5/16/2013.
Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test (MAST) has 23 questions screening for alcohol (Alcoholic). Updated 5/17/2013.
Life Events Checklist (LEC) precedes the PTSD Checklist. They work together to determine a person's exposure to trauma or threat. Updated 5/16/2013
PTSD Checklist (PCL) is used after determing that a person has experienced trauma or threat in the past. Updated 5/17/2013