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Updated: 03 December 2007 10:07 AM EST
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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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