Individuals participate in a comprehensive, individualized, strengths-based, culturally responsive assessment
Note: Refer to the Assessment Matrix
for assessment criteria
. The elements of the matrix can be tailored according to the needs of specific individuals or service design.
The information gathered for assessments is comprehensive, directed at concerns identified in the initial screening, and limited to material pertinent for meeting service requests and objectives
Assessments are conducted in a strengths-based, culturally responsive manner and are the basis for identifying resources that can increase service participation and support the achievement of agreed upon goals.
Culturally responsive assessments can include attention to geographic location, language of choice, and the person’s religious, racial, ethnic, and cultural background. Other important factors that contribute to a responsive assessment include attention to age, sexual orientation, and developmental level.
Assessments are completed within timeframes established by the organization and are updated periodically.