The Child and Adolescent Services Assessment (CASA): Description and Psychometrics


Journal Article

The Child and Adolescent Services Assessment (CASA) is a self- and parent-report instrument designed to assess the use of mental health services by children ages 8 years to 18 years. The CASA includes 31 settings covering inpatiem, outpatient, and informal services provided by a variety of child-serving providers and sectors. This instrument collects information on whether a service was ever used and more detailed information (length of stay/number of visits, focus of treatment) on services used in the recent past. A description of the instrument, information on interviewer training and coding of data, psychometric data on clinical samples, and a case study are presented.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ascher, BH; Farmer, EMZ; Burns, BJ; Angold, A

Published Date

  • January 1, 1996

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 4 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 12 - 20

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1063-4266

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/106342669600400102

Citation Source

  • Scopus