ASEBA-PC MFAM/6-59 + GUIDE TO FAMILY ASSESSMENT
Multicultural Family Assessment Module (MFAM)
The MFAM raises multi-informant assessment to a new level by enabling users to directly compare problems reported by multiple informants for couples, children and their parents. Using data from the CBCL/6-18, TRF, YSR, ASR, and ABCL, the MFAM displays cross-informant comparisons of syndrome scores, DSM-oriented scale scores, and problem item ratings for ages 6-59.
The MFAM enables you to enter and compare data from the CBCL/6-18, TRF, YSR, ASR, and ABCL. This is especially valuable for family-oriented approaches to working with children and parents. Bar graphs display side-by-side comparisons of scores on 7 syndromes and 4 DSM-oriented scales that have counterparts for ages 6-18 and 18-59. The bars are normed by age, gender, type of informant, and society. If users deem it appropriate, they can show parents the bar graphs to help them understand variations among reports by different informants regarding their child's functioning and their own functioning. The bar graphs also enable parents to see similarities and differences between what is reported for their child and for themselves. This can strengthen therapeutic alliances with parents to change their own behavior as well as their child's.
The Guide to Family Assessment Using the ASEBA provides instructions for using the MFAM to assess children and parents. It also provides case illustrations of how to present MFAM graphs to parents and how to document family members' progress and outcomes over the course of interventions
System Requirements: see www.aseba.org/aseba-pc/