Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale® cafas

Author: Kay Hodges, Ph.D., ABPP

Age: 5 - 19

Admin Time: 10 minutes

Admin Type: Professional, Interview

Format: Hand-scored


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CAFAS Evidence-Based Treatments for Children and Adolescents

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CAFAS Supplemental Vignettes

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CAFAS Young Adult Version

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Assess a child or youth’s day-to-day functioning and track changes over time

Overview

The CAFAS® is the gold standard tool for assessing a youth's day-to-day functioning and for tracking changes in functioning over time. The CAFAS is backed by over 20 years of research supporting its validity and sensitivity to detecting change in behaviours. It is widely used to inform decisions about type and intensity of treatment, level of care, placement and need for referral.

  • Correlates with actual intensity of treatment, involvement with juvenile justice, school-related problems and child and family risk factors
  • Predicts restrictiveness of care, total cost of all services received, number of bed days and number of days of service six and twelve months post-intake
  • Predict future contact with the law and poor school attendance

How to use

For each subscale, the rater reads through the items at each level, starting at the Severe level, until they find a description of the child or youth. Once a description has been found, the child or youth is assigned the item’s corresponding score for the subscale. After assigning the subscale score, the rater moves on to the next subscale.

Reliability and validity

The psychometric properties of the CAFAS have been investigated extensively with diverse samples of youth. Studies have found considerable evidence of the reliability and validity of the CAFAS. The measure has demonstrated both concurrent and predictive validity in studies operating in applied clinical settings. CAFAS scores have been found to do the following:

  • Correlate with intensity of treatment, involvement with juvenile justice, school-related problems, and child and family risk factors
  • Predict restrictiveness of care, total cost of all services received, number of bed days, and number of days of service 6 and 12 months post-intake
  • Predict future contact with the law
  • Predict poor school attendance