I am worried about my child. Can I get a CBCL/6-18 to fill out about her?

The Child Behavior Checklist for Ages 6-18 (CBCL/6-18) is a four-page questionnaire for obtaining parents’ reports of their child's competencies and problems. We also have similar forms for obtaining reports from teachers (Teacher's Report Form, TRF), daycare providers and preschool teachers (Caregiver-Teacher Report Form, C-TRF/1½-5), adolescents (Youth Self-Report, YSR), adults (Adult Self-Report, ASR), people who know the adults well (Adult Behavior Checklist, ABCL), direct observers (Direct Observation Form, DOF), and clinical interviewers (Semistructured Clinical Interview for Children and Adolescents, SCICA).

The CBCL/6-18 and other ASEBA instruments are not designed for use by parents or other persons without help from a trained professional such as a psychologist, psychiatrist, mental health provider, social worker, pediatrician, or trained school staff. If you are concerned about your child, we suggest that you contact a mental health professional in your community or the guidance department at your child's school, and follow the advice you receive there. If that professional is not familiar with our materials, he or she should contact us directly for additional information.

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