What is my child feels more comfortable filling out the questionnairein a language other than English?
The questionnaire is available in English, Spanish and Japanese. Childrenwho are best able to answer questions in another language (e.g., Cantonese,Russian or French) will be provided with the appropriate interpreting service.Children who have sensory impairments will also be given the appropriatesupport (e.g., a sign language interpreter).6)
What kinds of questions are on the screening measure?
The questionnaire asks kids to rate how often (i.e., “never, sometimes or often) a particular statement is true for them. Here are some examples:
Please mark under the heading that best describes you:
NeverSometimesOftenAfraid of new situations…. _____________ Have trouble with a teacher…._____________ Want to be with a parent morethan before…._____________
Will the results be given to me?
Yes, all results will be shared with parents by letter and by phone within (# of business days) of the screening. Each questionnaire is reviewed bymembers of the CFI clinical team at the school (i.e., the Social WorkAssistant, Psychologist or Clinical Social Worker and the AttendingPsychiatrist). If there is a concern that your child is in serious distress you willbe contacted immediately.
Will the results become a part of my child’s school record?
No, screening results are confidential and will be kept in the CFI office andwill not become a part of school records.
Who will see the results?
Results of screenings will be reviewed by members of the CFI clinical team atthe school as well as parents of the child.