The YSR can be completed by youths having 5th grade reading skills,
or it can be read to youths who have poor reading skills. It generally
parallels the same competence and problem items as the CBCL/6-18,
plus open-ended responses to items covering physical problems, concerns,
ASEBA's ADM software module for Ages 6-18 offers a Multicultural Norms Option (in ADM version 7.x and higher).
Like height, behavioural and emotional characteristics are widely
distributed within each cultural group, and the distributions of
characteristics overlap between different groups. The new ADM
Module for Ages 6-18 provides the examiner with options for displaying
scales for the CBCL, TRF, YSR, and YSR-PQ in relation the “ASEBA
Standard” norms, or to three sets of norms (“low”, “medium”, “high”)
associated with various societies from around the world, including
(partial list): Algeria, Australia, Belgium, China, Croatia, Denmark,
Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, ..., Turkey, United States.
There are many ways in which the ASEBA multicultural options can be
applied in different kinds of settings, as detailed in the Multicultural
Supplement. Scoring of ASEBA forms in relation to the most
appropriate norms can quickly give users a picture of areas in which the
child is reported to have problems that are in the normal, borderline, or
clinical range, compared to the user-selected norms.
There is a growing need for mental health professionals, school
psychologists, child and family workers, health care providers, and
others to serve children whose cultural backgrounds differ from their
own. This need arises partly from the migration of millions of people to
different cultures, and partly from the growing sensitivity to cultural
variations among different native-born groups within pluralistic
societies. Equally important, professionals who work in well established
service systems are often called upon to assist in regions that lack such
systems, both to serve children in need and to aid in developing service
systems and in training indigenous workers.
The Multicultural Guide provides a quick reference for multicultural
applications of the Child Behaviour Checklist (CBCL), Teacher’s Report
Form (TRF), and Youth Self-Report (YSR). The Guide is tailored to those
who are familiar with the forms, their profiles, cross-informant
comparisons. The Multicultural Supplement to the Manual for
ASEBA School-Age Forms and Profiles should be
consulted for details of the research basis for the multicultural norms,
and it also provides details of the four new scales that were added in
2007. The original Manual for the ASEBA School-Age Forms and
Profiles provides details of the scales available since 2001.
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