NCFAS Scales Development Report

This paper presents historical and philosophical information about the development of the North Carolina Family Assessment Scales (NCFASes) and discusses research conducted by the scale developers to establish the psychometric properties of the scales, specifically the scales’ reliability and validity in child welfare practice settings. It is very important to understand the development process and philosophical underpinnings of the NCFAS scales, because the intended uses of the NCFAS scales differ from those of many other diagnostic instruments and decision-making/driving models that are also used in child welfare practice setting.

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