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Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale (CAFAS)

Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale (CAFAS)
Bates, M. (2001). The Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale (CAFAS): Review and Current Status. Clinical Child & Family Psychology Review, 4(1), 63-84.

Provide an analysis of the outcome assessment on Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale (CAFAS) In your analysis, include:
- any evidence for validity in this assessment
- how reliability is demonstrated in this assessment
- the types of scores this assessment provides
- any benefits and possible limitations of this assessment

Explain how one could use this outcome assessment in a counseling practice.

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Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. The solution below should get you started. In this particular problem, you are being tasked to provide an overall review of CAFAS, an outcome assessment. Since what is asked of you is already laid out, I am suggesting following that route with one key addition, an explanation of what CAFAS is about. So as an outline, I suggest:

1. On CAFAS - what is it?
2. Validity & reliability
3. Sample questions and scoring
4. Benefits and limits

This should cover what you need. You can use the listed resources to further explore the topic. Good luck with your studies.

Xenia Jones


The Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale (CAFAS), as the name suggests is a functional assessment measure. It is a quick functional assessment in that it can be completed by a tester/assessor in about 10 minutes utilizing collected information from a typical clinical interview. It was developed in 1998 by Kay Hodges, a psychologist and what it is primarily used for is to measure the level of functional issues or impairment in kids and teens that have emotional behavioral and substance abuse issues/symptoms. Clinicians use CAFAS to rate/measure level of impairment primarily to figure out the progress of patients or to possible outcomes. It is usually utilized for kids from 6 to 17 years of age and when adapted by government agencies (i.e. The Department of Health and Human Services) in their various community programs, it becomes the standard outcome measurement for those receiving mental health ...

Solution Summary

The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task (see above) of exploring and providing an analysis of outcome assessment using CAFAS (see above). resources are listed for further exploration of the topic.