The Scales

The Ohio Scales for Youth are brief measures of outcome for youth receiving mental health services.  The scales include a 20 item Problem Severity scale and a 20 item Functioning scale rated from the youth, parent, and agency worker perspective.  In addition, the youth and parent rate scales of Satisfaction with treatment and Hopefulness.  The agency worker form used in the state of Ohio also includes the Restrictiveness of Living Environment Scale (ROLES) created by Hawkins et al. (1992) and several indicators of outcome.  Users may elect to use the scales (either source - youth, parent, agency worker; or content - problem severity, functioning, satisfaction, hopefulness) independent of one another if it fits their circumstance more appropriately.  The three scales may be downloaded from the attachments below.  Additional training materials are available under Training Aids.