Children and Adoloscents

Screening instruments for Unaccompanied Asylum seeking minors

 

The national and longitudinal research project "Alleenstaande Minderjarige Asielzoekers en de GGZ (Unaccompanied refugee minors and Dutch Mental Health Care Services)" (2001-2004) was conducted among unaccompanied refugee minors living in The Netherlands and their guardians, teachers and among professional mental health care providers. The goal of the project was to determine the level of psychological distress of unaccompanied refugee minors, their need for mental health care, the availability of mental health care for this group and, finally, the association between all of these factors. The results of the research project give insight into the way accessibility of professional mental health care can be improved for unaccompanied refugee minors. A secondary aim of this research project was to validate and standardize the screening instruments for this population group.

The instruments that have been used in the research project assess general well-being, number of experienced stressful (traumatic) life events, post traumatic stress reactions, adaptation difficulties and expectations concerning the future. Finally, the need of mental health care of these young people as well as their experience with mental health care are being assessed. At this moment (Sept. 2004) not all of the instruments are available.

The instruments are suited for making a quick inventory of symptoms experienced by refugee adolescents. The screening instrument can be used by psychologists, psychiatrists, school psychologists, school doctors, etc. who are experienced in the assessment of well-being of adolescents. Academics with experience in using standardized diagnostic techniques may also use this instrument. The instrument may also be used in a research setting and for the monitoring of symptoms during a specified period of time. Follow-up care should be arranged prior to the administration of the instrument. The integrity of the adolescents must be protected at all times.

It was necessary to make modifications to existing instruments to make them both 'adolescent friendly' and 'multi-cultural'. Instead of using only words for the rating scale, use has been made of colored circles that increase in size. The items have been composed using the 'Vocabulary List for 12 to 15 year olds' (Projectbureau OVB Rotterdam, 1992), to make the questionnaires suitable for the reading level of this population. The items have been kept as short as possible and have been written on a primary level of reading. All language versions are bilingual, the foreign language in the first column and English in the second column. Adolescents have the opportunity to read and answer the questions in their native language.

Please note: To open these files, you must first register

Download screening instruments for Unaccompanied Asylum seeking Minors
Questionnaires
ENALHS.pdf English version with Albans HSCL-37A & SLE [70.9KB]
ENAMHS.pdf English version with Amharic HSCL-37A & SLE [104.5KB]
ENARHS02.pdf English version with Arabic without Arabic Transparent font HSCL-37A & SLE [918.9KB]
ENARHS01.pdf English version with Arabic with Arabic Transparent font HSCL-37A & SLE [99.7 kB]
ENBAHS02.pdf English version with Badinhi without Arabic Transparent font HSCL-37A & SLE [975.3 kB]
ENBAHS01.pdf English version with Badinhi with Arabic Transparent font HSCL-37A & SLE [86 kB]
ENCHHS.pdf English version with Chinese (Mandarin) HSCL-37A & SLE [227.4 kB]
ENDAHS.pdf English version with Dari HSCL-37A & SLE [101.2 kB]
ENFAHS.pdf English version with Farsi HSCL-37A & SLE [101.3 kB
ENFRHS.pdf English version with French HSCL-37A & SLE [56.3 kB]
ENGEHS.pdf English version with German HSCL-37A & SLE [81 kB]
ENNLHS.pdf English version with Dutch HSCL-37A & SLE [64.6 kB]
ENMOHS.pdf English version with Mongols HSCL-37A & SLE [183.7 kB]
ENRUHS.pdf English version with Russian HSCL-37A & SLE [122.3 kB]
ENSCHS.pdf English version with Servo-Croatian HSCL-37A & SLE [154.7 kB]
ENSOHS02.pdf English version with Sorani without Arabic Transparent font HSCL-37A & SLE [977.3KB]
ENSOHS01.pdf English version with Sorani met Arabic Transparent font HSCL-37A & SLE [83.8KB]
ENSLHS.pdf English version with Somali HSCL-37A & SLE [57.8KB]
ENSPHS.pdf English version with Spanish HSCL-37A & SLE [76.3 kB]
ENPOHS.pdf English version with Portugese HSCL-37A & SLE [68.9 kB]
ENTUHS.pdf English version with Turkish HSCL-37A & SLE [90.4 kB]
ENALRA.pdf English version with Albans RATS [68.8 kB]
ENAMRA.pdf English version with Amharic RATS [90.4 kB]
ENARRA02.pdf English version with Arabic without Arabic Transparent font RATS [462.5 kB]
ENARRA01.pdf English version with Arabic with Arabic Transparent font RATS [28.6 kB]
ENBARA02.pdf English version with Badinhi without Arabic Transparent font RATS [464.5 kB]
ENBARA01.pdf English version with Badinhi with Arabic Transparent font RATS [31.4 kB]
ENCHRA.pdf English version with Chinese (Mandarin) RATS [197.5 kB]
ENDARA.pdf English version with Dari RATS [124.6 kB]
ENFARA.pdf English version with Farsi RATS [124.7 kB]
ENFRRA.pdf English version with French RATS [80.4 kB]
ENGERA.pdf English version with German RATS [79.6 kB]
ENNLRA.pdf English version with Dutch RATS [75.8 kB]
ENMORA.pdf English version with Mongols RATS [82.1 kB]
ENRURA.pdf English version with Rusian RATS [105.9 kB]
ENSCRA.pdf English version with Servo-Croatian RATS [114.2 kB]
ENSORA02.pdf English version with Sorani without Arabic Transparent font RATS [474.3 kB]
ENSORA01.pdf English version with Sorani with Arabic Transparent font RATS [30.7 kB]
ENSLRA.pdf English version with Somali RATS [75 kB]
ENSPRA.pdf English version with Spanish RATS [67.6 kB
ENPORA.pdf English version with Portugese RATS [84.8 kB]
ENTURA.pdf English version with Turkish RATS [102.1 kB]
Manuals
ENHSCL.pdf English version of HSCL-37A user's Manual [823.6 kB]
ENSLE.pdf English version of SLE user's Manual [141.2 kB]
ENRATS.pdf English version of RATS user's Manual [295.6 kB]
Scoring form
ENFORMHS.pdf English version of the scoring form for the HSCL-37A & SLE [38.7 kB]
ENFORMHS.pdf English version of the scoring form for the HSCL-37A & SLE & RATS [60 kB]
Syntax documents
ENSYNTH.pdf English version of the syntaxbestand for the HSCL-37A in SPSS [3.5 kB]
ENSYNTS.pdf English version of the syntaxbestand for the SLE in SPSS [3.2 kB]
ENSYNTR.pdf English version of the syntaxbestand for the RATS in SPSS [24.3 kB]
Total package  
ENAMALL.zip All above mentioned files together in 1 package [6.9 MB]
ENTOOLS.PDF This list of available files [77.3 kB]