Youth and families participate in a comprehensive, individualized, strengths-based, culturally responsive assessment
Assessments should be youth or family
-focused, as appropriate to the needs and wishes of the participant.
The information gathered for assessments is directed at concerns identified in initial screenings, and limited to material pertinent for meeting service requests and objectives
Assessments are completed within timeframes established by the organization and are updated periodically.
Assessments are conducted in a strengths-based, culturally responsive manner to identify 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.