Important Information for Parents and Others Seeking Help

Proper use of ASEBA instruments requires help from a trained professional such as a psychologist, psychiatrist, mental health provider, social worker, pediatrician, or school psychologist. If you are concerned about your child or others who may need help, we suggest that you contact a mental health professional in your community or the guidance department at your child’s school. Professionals who wish to employ ASEBA instruments should contact us directly for additional information.

The Child Behavior Checklist for ages 1½-5 and 6-18 (CBCL/1.5-5 and CBCL/6-18) are 4-page questionnaires for obtaining parents’ reports of their child’s competencies and problems. We also have similar forms for obtaining reports from teachers (Teacher’s Report Form; TRF), Caregivers (Caregiver-Teacher Report Form; C-TRF/1½-5), adolescents (Youth Self-Report; YSR), adults (Adult Self-Report; ASR; and Adult Behavior Checklist; ABCL), older adults (Older Adult Self-Report; OASR; and Older Adult Behaviour Checklist; OABCL), direct observers (Direct Observation Form; DOF), clinical interviewers (Semistructured Clinical Interview for Children & Adolescents; SCICA), and psychological examiners (Test Observation Form; TOF).