SSWN Open Access Project: 21 Free Measures of Risk and Protective Factors for Youth
Recently, SSWN Co-Editor/Founder Scott Carchedi posed a question to school clinicians when they joined our free social media platform SSWNetwork :
What’s one area of your practice you’d like to improve?
One of the most common areas mentioned by over 450 respondents falls into the category of “data”—for example, data collection, management, and use including for guiding intervention choices, goal setting, and progress monitoring. Central to all of the tasks related to collecting and using data are measures/assessments—most typically surveys, questionnaires, and rating scales. To be responsive to the comments, we will be sharing free, brief, accessible assessments for the many issues school social workers encounter in their schools. We are starting with 21 assessments for a range of potential intervention targets, such as students’ perceptions of their school experiences, depression, social support, stress, and risky behaviors. These initial assessment tools were collected and developed as part of ongoing legislative work for Ohio’s Family & Children First partnership. All of the tools in this pdf are free and available to reprint and use immediately.21MeasuresForSchoolSocialWork
All of the tools in this pdf are free and available to reprint and use immediately. For a copy of the pdf to copy, reprint, and share with colleagues, click this link: https://schoolsocialwork.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/21MeasuresForSchoolSocialWork.pdf
We’re excited to see the response from our SSWNetwork members to find assessment tools and learn how to use data more effectively in their day-to-day practice. (SSWNetwork members now number over 2,000 on our site; join us at the free SSWNetwork link here if you haven’t already.) As part of our ongoing efforts to find and/or develop tools that are free, evidence-informed, and easy to use, we’re just getting started with our SSWN Open Access Project: we will be sharing more assessments in the future and would love to hear from you about what assessments you need to help guide our efforts.