What is BCFPI?
The Brief Child and Family Phone Interview is a 1/2 hour, computer-assisted, clinical Intake and outcomes interview, used for children 3 yrs - 18 years old, by clinics, agencies, hospitals, schools, child-welfare and corrections facilities, in Canada and Sweden. Available in English, French and Swedish, it...
- Begins by recording a narrative overview of Basic Concerns, as seen by the parent(s), youth or teacher(s).
- Asks about common behavioural and emotional problems (provides standardized score re 6 specific aspects of mental health + Internalizing, Externalizing and Total Mental Health scores).
- Asks about and provides standardized scores for 4 aspects of Child Functioning.
- Asks about and provides standardized scores for 3 aspects of Family Adjustment to the problem.
- Asks about and provides a standardized score for Caregiver Mood.
- Asks about and provides a standardized score for Family Functioning.
- Records responses re 18 empirically relevant Risk and Protective Factors.
- Records presence of 16 'Other Concerns' (These are rarer conditions, e.g.Compulsions, Fears, Sleep problems, Eating problems, Sexual difficulties, etc.)
- Determines the family's Readiness to participate in services
- Identifies potential Barriers to service utilization
- Gathers Basic Demographic data with established links to outcome.
- Satisfaction, Developmental and 0 - 3 year old scales are pending
- BCFPI meets accepted psychometric standards, as documented in detail in the BCFPI manual
Responses are stored in a data base and a wide range of single-case, selected case(s) and aggregate reports are immediately available upon completion of interviews.
- Single case reports provide a graphical summary for the case, the narrative and item-specific comments.
- An evidence-based report lists, describes and references evidence-based interventions corresponding to the case profile.
- Selected case reports compare profiles of selected cases (pre-post; mother, father, teacher; group members).
- 9 Aggregate reports provide graphical summaries along with underlying detail, which can be filtered and searched to identify subgroups meeting complex criteria (e.g. high anxiety, self-harming teens, waiting more than 6 months for service, living in the east end of the city, in low-income single-parent families).
- data can be exported for detailed statistical analysis with SPSS, etc.
- non-identifying data from multiple sites can be auto-merged for regional and provincial reports
For further info. see the BCFPI Overview on our Resources page. Click here for contact information.
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