Refugee Mental Health Measures

We have compiled a list of mental health measures that have been translated and used with some of the refugee groups currently being resettled at the highest rates in the U.S. Information regarding reliability and validity will be available in the NCTSN Measures Review Database soon.

 Measure

 DomainTargeted ageFormat/Completion TimeLanguages AvailableFor more informaiton
Arab Youth Mental Health Scale (AYMHS) Depression, Anxiety, Mood Adolescents21 item self-report, 10 minutes Arabicemail:sawsana@aub.edu.ib
Beck Anxiety InventoryAnxiety, Mood (internalizing Symptoms) 13-8021 item self-report, 10 minutesNepali and multiple other languagesClick here
Beck Depression Inventory
Depression, Anxiety, Mood (Internalizing Symptoms)13-8021 item self-report, 5 minutesArabic and multiple other languagesClick here
Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) 1.5 to 5 Anxiety, Mood (Externalizing Symptoms)1.5-5 100 item caregiver ratings, open-ended questions, 20 minutesArabic and multiple other languagesClick here
Children's Depression Inventory (CDI) Depression7-17 27 item self-report, parent/caregiver report, teacher report, 15 minutesArabic Click here
Child PTSD Symptoms Scale (CPSS) Traumatic Stress, Psychosocial Functioning8-18 26 item self-report, 15 minutesEnglish, Nepali, Spanish email:foa@mail.med.upenn.edu
Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale (DASS) Anxiety, Mood12+ 42 item self-report, 15 minutesArabic and multiple other languagesClick here
Depression Self-Rating Scale (DSRS)Traumatic Stress, Psychosocial Functioning, Trauma Exposure / Reminders 8-1418 item self-report, 10 minutes Nepali and multiple other languagesClick here
Development and Well-Being Assessment (DAWBA)-teacher report and parent report
Psychosocial Functioning5-17 Questionnaire, self-report, teacher/day care provider report, 2 hoursArabic and multiple other languagesClick here
Harvard Trauma Questionnaire (HTQ)Trauma Exposure / Reminders, Traumatic StressAdults47+ open ended questions, semi-structured interview, 30 minutesSomali and multiple other languagesClick here
Hopkins Symptom Checklist-37 for Adolescents (HSCL-37A)
Traumatic Stress (Internalizing and Externalizing Symptoms)12+

37 item self-report, 30 minutes

Arabic, Burmese, Karen, Somali and multiple other languages

Somali Click here

Others Click here

Mini Neuropsychiatric InterviewTraumatic Stress, Anxiety, Mood, Externalizing Symptoms18+Semi-structured Interview, 20 minutesSomali and multiple other languagesClick here
Posttraumatic Diagnostic Scale (PDS)Traumatic StressAdults49 item semi-structured interview, 20 minutesSomaliClick here
Psychological Distress Scale (SPDS)-35Traumatic Stress, Anxiety, Mood, Externalizing Symptoms Adults35 item self-report, 20 minutesSomaliClick here
Reactions of Adolescents to Traumatic Stress (RATS) QuestionnaireTraumatic StressAdolescents22 item self-report, 10 minutesArabic, Burmese, Karen, Somali and multiple other languagesClick here
Resiliency Scales for Children and Adolescents (RSCA)Relationships, Attachment9-1864 item self-report, 30 minutesArabic, EnglishClick here
Screen for Child Anxiety Related Emotional Disorders (SCARED)Anxiety, Mood, Depression8-1841 item self-report, 15 minutesArabic and multiple other languagesClick here
Semi-Structured Clinical Interview for Children and Adolescents (SCICA)Relationships, Attachment6-18117 observation items, 107 self-report items semi-structured, teacher report, 60-90 minutesArabic, EnglishClick here

Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ)

Teacher Report

Child Report

Parent Report

Anxiety, Mood (Internalizing Symptoms), Externalizing Symptoms, Relationships, Attachment, Psychosocial Functioning, Cognition, and Development3-1625 item self-report, teacher report, 25 minutesArabic and multiple other languagesClick here

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