Assessing Youth Behavior: Using the Child Behavior Checklist in Family and Children's Services

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Nicole Suzanne Le Prohn
CWLA Press, 2002 - Psychology - 199 pages
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A key tool that is available to child welfare agencies is the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL), which has been used for several years in mental health settings. This book provides many examples of how the CBCL may be used in practice and research, including chapters that highlight different statistical techniques for analyzing data and presenting results. The various chapters discuss the implications of using the CBCL for practice, policy, and administration of child welfare programs. Chapters include: (1) Introduction (N. S. Le Prohn, E. R. Lamont, P. J. Pecora, and K. M. Wetherbee); (2) Using the Child Behavior Checklist 4-18, Teacher's Report Form, Youth Self-Report, and Related Measures in Child and Family Services (T. M. Achenbach, P. J. Pecora, and G. Armsden); (3) The Clinical Status of Children in State Custody (C. A. Heflinger and C. G. Simpkins); (4) Demographic Differences in Children's Residential Treatment Progress (W. A. Shennum, D. C. Moreno, and J. C. Caywood); (5) Use of the Achenbach Child Behavior Checklist in a Longitudinal Study of Treatment Foster Care Outcomes (M. E. Courtney and A. Zinn); (6) Follow-Up of Youth Returned to Home after Treatment in Residential Care (D. B. Hickel); (7) Children Born to Drug-Using Mothers: A Longitudinal Perspective on Maternal Care and Child Adjustment (S. Hans, V. Bernstein, and L. Henson); (8) Professor Achenbach Meets Mick Jagger: Using the Child Behavior Checklist in Foster Care (R. D. Phillips); (9) A Profile of Youth Placed with Casey Family Programs Using the Child Behavior Checklist/4-18 and the Teacher's Report Form (G. Armsden, P. J. Pecora, V. Payne, and C. Joyce); (10) Using the Child Behavior Checklist in Child Welfare Practice: Lessons Learned from One Agency's Experience (K. Lenerz); (11) Research with the CBCL: Methodological and Statistical Issues (K. M. Wetherbee and T. M. Achenbach); and (12) Conclusions and Recommendations for Future Research (P. J. Pecora, G. Armsden, N. S. Le Prohn, and T. M. Achenbach). (Each chapter contains references and tables.) (GCP)

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Table 22 Obtaining and Scoring CBCL418 TRF and YSR Data

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