The Assessment Program at the Youth Villages-Germaine Lawrence Campus is one of New England’s most important resources to help troubled girls get their lives back.
For girls ages 12-18, we custom design a package of assessments to address each girl’s challenges. Students are with us typically for 45-90 days, on a day or residential basis, during which they attend our approved school, undergo a full battery of assessments, and receive comprehensive therapeutic services.
Core assessments for all students include:
- Personality Inventory for Youth (PIY)i>: a self-report measure that assesses emotional and behavioral adjustment, family characteristics and interaction, school adjustment and academic ability.
- Achenbach Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL): a behavior rating inventory that measures a parent’s report of their child’s behaviors along eight clinical subscales
- Achenbach Teacher-Report: a behavior rating inventory that measures a teacher’s report of the client’s behavioral symptoms along eight clinical subscales
Psychological Functioning and Personality
We offer a battery of tests that could include:
- Wechsler Scale of Intelligence for Children – Fourth Edition (WISC-IV)
- MACI: a 160 item self-report inventory designed to assess personality characteristics and clinical syndromes among adolescents. It is incorporated into 27 different scales grouped within three distinct categories.
- Parent-Child Relationship Inventory (PCRI): a self-report questionnaire that measures parents’ attitudes towards parenting and towards their children.
- FAM-III: a multilevel assessment of family functioning. The General Scale examines overall family health; the Dyadic Relationship Scale examines how a family member views his or her relationship with another family member; and the Self-Rating Scale allows each person to rate his or her own functioning within the family
Specific Clinical Concerns:
- Beck Depression
- Beck Anxiety
- Novaco Anger Scale and Provocation Inventory (NAS-PI)
- SASSI-3 (for substance abuse)
- Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF)
Trauma and Attachment
- UCLA Trauma Index-Child, adolescent and parent version
- Trauma Symptom Checklist (TSCC)
- Bell Relationship Inventory for Adolescents: a 50 item self report measure that aids in the assessment of object relations/ego functioning in adolescence. Subscales include positive attachment, alienation, insecure attachment, egocentricity, social incompetence.
- Trauma and Attachment Belief Scale: an 84 item self report for children/adolescence that measures beliefs related to five areas sensitive to the effects of a traumatic experience: safety, trust, esteem, intimacy, and control.
We provide assessments for reading, writing and math. Girls attend our approved day school, which meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks, or have the option of working independently on their academic work from their school district. We provide onsite support and tutoring for girls who need extra educational support.