Violence Assessment Instrument Database

Title: Child & Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale

Code  CAFAS
Test  Child & Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale
ChkTest  False
Versions  1
Version  Child & Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale
PubYear  1990
CostFK  85
CostM  17
User Requirements  None
Contact:Name  Kay Hodges
Contact:Organization  Functional Assessments Systems, L. L. C.
Contact:Address  2140 Old Earhart Rd.
Contact:City  Ann Arbor
Contact:State  MI
Contact:Zip  48105
Contact:Phone  7347699725
Contact:Fax  7347691434
Contact:E-mail  hodges@provide.net
Contact:Website  
Contact:Other address/information  
ChkContactOther  False
Permission  True
Whoseperm  Kay Hodges
Author  Kay Hodges
StrConstruct  
Construct:Aggression  True
Construct:Hyperactivity  False
Construct:Bullying  False
Construct:Conduct Problems  True
Construct:Social skills  False
Construct:Anti-social  False
Construct:Defiance  False
Construct:Violence  False
Construct:Victimization  False
Construct:Anger  False
Construct:Other  False
Construct:Aggressiveness  False
Construct:Assertiveness  False
Construct:Submissiveness  False
Construct:SocInfoProc  False
Construct:Perpetration  False
Agemin  7
Agemax  17
NumItems  315
Subscales  School, Home, Community (Delinquent-like Behavior), Behavior Toward Others, Mood/Emotions, Self-Harmful Behavior, Substance Use, Thinking Problems, Material Needs, Family/Social Support
ChkSubscales  True
AdminTime  10
AdminMethod  I
InfoSource:self  False
InfoSource:Parent  False
InfoSource:Teacher  False
InfoSource:Peer  False
InfoSource:Therapist  False
InfoSource:Law enforcementofficer  False
InfoSource:Observer  False
MeasureType  Multiple response option
ScoreProc  Multiple
ScoreCost  995
PsyFullScale  True
PsySubScale  False
IntConMin  0.73
IntConMax  0.78
IntConOther  
TestRetestMin  0
TestRetestMax  0.78
TestRetestOther  
IntRateRelMin  0
IntRateRelMax  0.92
IntRateRelOther  
Validity  
CritVal  True
Material  Clinical Interview
Manual  True
OrigRef  Hodges, K. (1990, 1994 revision). Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale. Ypsilanti, MI: Eastern Michigan University, Department of Psychology.
Lowest grade  1
Highest grade  12
Nmax  4758
OrigPop  Children referred for mental health services at three army bases: Ft. Bragg, North Carolina; Ft. Campbell, Kentucky; and Ft. Stewart, Georgia.
ChkOrigPop  True
OrigSES:Min  Low
OrigSES:Max  Middle
OrigSES:Other  
OrigCultEth:Black  True
OrigCultEth:White  True
OrigCultEth:Hispanic  True
OrigCultEth:Indian  False
OrigCultEth:Asian  False
OrigCultEth:Other  False
OrigCultEth:RepMan  
KeyRef  Hodges, K., & Gust, J. (1995). Measures of impairment for children and adoelscents. Journal of Mental Health Administration, 22 (4), 403-413.

Hodges, K., & Wong, M. M. (1996). Psychometric characteristics of a multidimensional measure to assess impairment: The Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 5 (4), 445-467.

Hodges, K., & Wong, M. M. (1997). Use of the Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment scale to predict service utilization and cost. Journal of Mental Health Administration, 24 (3), 278-290.

Hodges, K., Wong, M. M., & Latessa, M. (1998). Use of the Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale (CAFAS) as an outcome measure in clinical settings. Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research, 25 (3), 325-336.

Hodges, K. (1999). The use of psychological testing for treatment planning and outcome assessment (2nd ed.). In M. Maruish, The use of psychological testing for treatment planning and outcome assessment (pp. 321-664). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbuam.

Hodges, K., Doucette-Gates, A., & Liao, Q. (1999). The relationshiop between the Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale (CAFAS) and indicators of functioning. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 8 (1), 109-122.

Quist, R. M., & Matshazi, D. G. M. (2000). The Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale (CAFAS): A dynamic predictor of juvenile recidivism. Adolescence, 35 (137), 181-192.

Hodges, K., Doucette-Gates, A., & Kim, C-S. (2000). Predicting service utilization with the Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale in a sample of youths with serious emotional disturbance served by center for mental health services - funded demonstrations. Journal of Behavioral Helath Services and Research, 27 (1), 47-59.

Hodges, K., & Kim, C-S. (2000). Psychometric study of the Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale: Prediction of contact with the law and poor school attendance. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 28 (3), 287-297.
ChkKeyRef  True
Abstract  The Child & Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale is a rating scale which assesses the youth's degree of impairment in functioning due to emotional, behavioral, or psychiatric problems. It is completed by a staff member and takes about 10 minutes. It is useful for assessing outcome over time and for directing case management activities.
ChkNotes  True
Notes  There is also a version of the Child & Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale that can be used with children ages 4 to 7.
InternalNotes  Re-edit NM. 2nd fax.
Last updated  8/4/2006
Review Copy  True
Ready  True
BurosReview  False
PreReady  True
OKday  2/14/2002
2nd Request  
DateSent  2/4/2002