ADAPT© is an online questionnaire which gathers mental health information about children (ages 4-17) in alternative care. ADAPT© can be filled out by the child’s/youth’s foster, kinship, or adoptive parent, caseworker, or therapist in about twenty minutes. A summary report is instantly generated which integrates answers into a format suitable for submission to mental health, social, and other helping professionals.
The co-developers of ADAPT are a psychiatrist and psychologist with decades of experience in evaluating and treating children living in foster, kinship, and adoptive families as well as in residential care. They created ADAPT in response to an ongoing need for a mental health screening tool for this singularly disadvantaged group of children.
ADAPT questionnaire gathers information about demographics (age, gender, grade in school), the child’s strengths, trauma history, psychological and behavioral problems, psychiatric signs and symptoms, psychotropic medication use, and medical concerns.
ADAPT Produces a Report:
Upon completion of the questionnaire, a report is instantly generated with a summary and analysis of the following areas:
*Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, American Psychiatric Association, Edition 5