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2009

Cleveland State University

Child and adolescent functional assessment scale

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The Utility Of The Child And Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale (Cafas) In Identifying Outcomes Of Students With Emotional Disturbance Served In A Day Treatment Program, Mitchell D. Moisio Jan 2009

The Utility Of The Child And Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale (Cafas) In Identifying Outcomes Of Students With Emotional Disturbance Served In A Day Treatment Program, Mitchell D. Moisio

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This study investigated student outcomes by analyzing archival PEP client data from the Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale (CAFAS Hodges, 2000). Participants were students with severe emotional and behavioral problems, being served by the Positive Education Program's (PEP) Day Treatment Centers in a midwestern urban center. The CAFAS is a multidimensional rating scale that measures degree of behavioral and emotional impairment across domains in children and adolescents. In addition to subscale and total score analysis, the CAFAS permits analysis of subscale score results in terms of CAFAS Tiers that represent different client types (Hodges, 2004). Hodges (2004) indicated ...