Thorough Assessments Can Help Children And Their Families.
Kagan, James. Delaney, Richard.
Published: Spring 2018
, No. 3 , p. 14-15
North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC)
970 Raymond Avenue, Suite 106
St. Paul, MN 55114
This article explains foster and adopted children need to have assessments that are comprehensive, accessible, and strategic, and presents a tool that can help meet the needs of families. The online Advanced Designated Analysis Planning and Tracking tool (ADAPT) allows parents and caregivers to enter what they know about a child in each of three areas: biological, psychological, and social. The tool then generates a report that provides an integrated summary of the child’s challenges as well as his strengths, and offers recommendations for interventions.
needs assessment; evaluation methods; measures; foster children; adopted children; children with disabilities; intervention; Management information systems