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Author(s): Nollan, K. A., Horn, M., Downs, A. C., Pecora, P. J., & Bressani, R. V. for Casey Family Programs

Collection Method: Self-report questionnaire completed by caregiver

Scoring Method: Uses scale with ratings 1-5; (1) No; (2) Mostly No; (3) Somewhat; (4) Mostly Yes; (5) Yes. Scores can be averaged. Higher score means higher mastery of the skills.

Number of questions: 113

Price: Free

Key Points:

  • The tool measures the level of skills in 7 domains of young persons’ lives, but from their caregivers’ perspective: Daily Living, Self Care, Relationships and Communication, Housing and Money Management, Career and Education Planning, and Looking Forward.
  • Should be used in conjunction with Casey Life Skills for Youth
  • Suitable for youth programs, particularly programs that work with youth at risk of disengaging from work and school and job readiness programs.

The Casey Life Skills – Caregiver tool has been reviewed and assessed by the Socialsuite team. In our opinion this tool is suitable in supporting the evaluation of young people to assist in the measurement of skills for independent living and success.

This tool was created by Casey Family Programs and is typically free to use for not-for-profit organizations.