|Title||interRAI Child and Youth Mental Health (ChYMH) Assessment Form and User’s Manual: For use with In-patient and Community-Based Assessments|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Stewart SL, Hirdes JP, Curtin-Telegdi N, Perlman CM, McKnight M, MacLeod K, Ninan A, Currie M, Carson S, Morris JN, Berg K, Björkgren M, Finne-Soveri H, Fries BE, Frijters D, Gray L, Henrard J-C, James ML, Ljunggren G, Meehan B, Smith TF, Steel K, Szczerbińska K, Topinková E|
|Edition||Version 9.3, Standard Edition|
|Number of Pages||228|
|Call Number||RJ503.7.C47 I58 2015|
|Keywords||Adolescent, Child, Child and Youth Mental Health assessment system, Child, Preschool, Diagnosis, Mental Disorders, Needs Assessment, Psychological tests|
The interRAI ChYMH is intended to be used with child and youth populations in mental health settings to support comprehensive care planning, outcome measurement, quality indicators, and case mix classification to estimate relative resource intensity. It employs specific observation periods in order to provide reliable and valid measures of clinical characteristics that reflect the child's or youth's strengths, preferences, and needs. In keeping with other interRAI instruments, the basic time frame for assessment was set at 3 days unless otherwise indicated. Triggers for numerous Collaborative Action Plans to support care planning decisions are also embedded in the instrument.There are two versions of the ChYMH assessment form. Typically, the In-patient form would be used for a child or youth who resides in a residential facility or psychiatric facility/unit, and the Community-Based form for a child or youth who resides in a community setting.The ChYMH also includes the interRAI Adolescent Supplement Assessment Form and item-by-item guide for its use. This supplement to the ChYMH core assessment includes items used to collect information about problem behaviors within the following domains: Substance Use or Excessive Behavioor; Parental Status (Youth as Parent); Independence in Daily Activities; Prevention, Service Utilization, Treatments; Strengths; Mental Health and Well-Being.