Well-Being Outcome Measures and Instruments

Based on a review of the literature and discussions with experts in the field, the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) within the Administration for Children and Families compiled a list of screening and assessment instruments to measure child and adolescent well-being and trauma. The following tables provide information about instruments that may be useful to title IV-E agencies looking to implement or expand the use of screening and functional assessment for ongoing practice and waiver demonstration evaluations. The tables will be updated as more information becomes available on reliable and valid screening and assessment instruments that are applicable in a child welfare context.

Child Welfare Waiver Demonstration Project Webinars

Title IV-E Waiver Demonstrations: Overview of Evaluation Requirements and Considerations (June 6, 2012) - This presentation addresses the waiver authority; previous and current waiver evaluations; waiver evaluation requirements and expectations; and a review of well-being constructs, outcomes, and measurement tools.

National Town Hall on Child Welfare Webinar (May 28, 2012) - This presentation, which focuses on promoting well-being by addressing the impact of trauma, was held by leadership from ACYF, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the Center for Medicare/Medicaid Services.

Last Reviewed: July 5, 2017