Evidence-Based Assessment Listings

This is a collection of evidence-based assessment (EBA) listings for providing youth mental health care across settings.


For this collection, mental health is defined in the broadest sense and covers both ill-being (e.g., psychopathology, dysfunctional or problem behavior, risks/threats) and well-being (e.g., positive psychology, functional or adaptive behavior, strengths/assets). Assessment is also defined in the broadest possible sense and covers all possible purposes within mental health care, including screening, progress or outcome monitoring, social validity, program evaluation, diagnostic assessment, treatment integrity, etc.

All listings included in this collection contain multiple EBAs. The purpose of this collection is not to list individual measures or assessment systems because the listings included in this collection do exactly that. Also, heads up: there's a lot of overlap and redundancy in the EBAs linked within these several listings.

Evaluative Lists

Following are journal articles that report systematic evaluations and listings of EBAs for providing youth mental health care. Each article uses a distinct approach to identify EBAs based on criteria related to the strength or quality of available evidence.

If you are not affiliated with a university or research institution, you may find most articles blocked behind paywalls. I suggest reaching out directly to authors to request resources you can't access.
This collection has improved over time thanks to crowdsourced knowledge from colleagues, students, and strangers. If you have recommendations for resources to add, please email me or tweet at me.

Descriptive Lists

Following are websites that offer descriptive lists of EBAs (i.e., more than one evidence-based measure or assessment system). Some of these lists provide links to free assessment materials and protocols; some don't. Unlike the evaluative lists (see above), most of these descriptive lists do not provide criteria by which EBAs were evaluated or identified for inclusion.

This collection was last updated, and all links checked, on 07-27-22. If you find a link is broken or a listing has vanished, please email me and let me know.