Out Of Home Care (OOHC)RelationshipsToolsYouthPositive Relationships with Caregiver for Foster Youth

Author(s): Child Trends for the Templeton Foundation

Collection Method: Self-report survey completed by young person

Scoring Method: Uses a scale with the following ratings with the answer options: None of the time=0; A little of the time=1; Some of the time=2; Most of the time=3; All of the time=4. Ratings can be summed or averaged to evaluate the quality of relationship. The higher the score, the better the relationship

Number of questions: 6

Price: Free

Key Points:

  • Measures the quality of relationship between young person and their caregive
  • Adapted to be suitable for youth in out of home care
  • Tool has excellent reliability and concurrent validity and it is associated with better grades and lower likelihood of substance misuse, fighting and depression

The Positive Relationships with Caregiver for Foster Youth tool has been reviewed and assessed by the Socialsuite team. In our opinion this tool is suitable in supporting the evaluation of young people in out of home care to assist in the measurement of the quality of their relationship with their caregiver.

This tool was created by Child Trends, funded by Templeton Foundation, and is typically free to use for not-for-profit organizations.