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Measures for Assessment and Accountability in Practice With Families From a Strengths Perspective

THERESA J. EARLY and W. SEAN NEWSOME

in Building Strengths and Skills

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780195154306
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199864287 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154306.003.0015
 Measures for Assessment and Accountability in Practice With Families From a Strengths Perspective

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Most measurement tools designed for assessment and evaluation focus on problems and deficits. This chapter describes tools that have been designed to elicit strengths. Specifically, it provides information about strengths-based measures targeted for children and parents, including psychometric information and information on how to obtain the tools. Because so few instruments have been constructed exclusively from a strengths perspective, the chapter also includes those that elicit strengths and problems in relatively equal measure. For both types of instruments, the focus is on how to use them in a solution-generating way.

Keywords: measures; evaluation; instruments; strengths-based

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