CEBC Glossary

Assessment tool

The CEBC defines an assessment tool as an in-depth questionnaire or procedure used to understand a child’s and/or family’s strengths and needs, such as functioning, family and individual history, symptoms, and the impact of trauma. The focus of the CEBC is on tools used during assessments done by child welfare staff, and not on tools used during clinical assessments that may be completed by licensed mental health or medical professionals.