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The links below provide access to a variety of resouces intended to assist with screening and assessment of youth. Their availability is intended to help those working in healthcare, behavioral healthcare, and education to advance the mission of improving the lives of youth and families. Please be mindful of the terms guiding their appropriate use.

The instruments below and their derivative works (inclusive of translations) are copyrighted by the developers. They are available for download and use through this resource page at no cost to the user, but such use does not imply a perpetual free license to any individual or institution. Any download or use of these instruments implies that the user has read and agreed to the terms of use. Commercial distribution of these instruments in any form by a third party is prohibited, and this web page is the only official distribution source (users are encouraged to link to this page rather than distribute copies or derivatives internally, which could introduce inaccuracies). These instruments are available for research and educational purposes, and their professional use for any particular case is the responsibility of the user, at the user’s own risk. Please see user’s guides for specific terms of use for each instrument. 

My Thoughts about Therapy (MTT)

MTT User’s Guide (All Versions)   [updated on July 29, 2022]

MTT-Youth

MTT-Caregiver

MTT-Youth (US Spanish)

MTT-Caregiver (US Spanish)

MTT Single User Scoring Program V20220802 (.xls)

Penn State Worry Questionnaire for Children

Description and Instructions 

PSWQ-C 

PSWQ-C (Korean) 

PSWQ-C (Danish) 

Revised Children’s Anxiety and Depression Scale

As of June 2022, all inquiries regarding the RCADS should be sent only to the following email address: RCADS@psych.ucla.edu. Your email will be read and will receive a response in approximately 2 weeks or less, but please be patient while our lab prepares to increase its capacity to provide more responsive support later in 2022 through external funding. Thank you for your patience, and thank you for using the RCADS in your work.

RCADS User’s Guide (All Versions)      [Updated on January 22, 2022]

RCADS FULL 47-ITEM VERSIONS

Language Youth Version Caregiver Version
US English Download  Download 
Chinese Download  Download 
Danish Download  Download 
Dutch Download  Download 
Finnish Download  Download 
French Download  not available
German Download  not available
Greek Download  Download 
Icelandic Download  Download 
Japanese Download  Download 
Korean Download  Download 
Norwegian Download  Download 
Persian Download  Download 
Polish Male    Female  Download 
Slovene  Download  Download 
Portuguese Download  not available
Spanish Download  Download 
Swedish Download  Download 
Urdu Download  not available

RCADS SHORT VERSIONS

Language Youth Version Caregiver Version
US English Download  Download 
Dutch Download 25

Download 22

not available
Finnish Download  Download 
Hindi Download  not available
Spanish Download  Download 
Swedish  Download  Download 

RCADS SCORING PROGRAMS (Microsoft Excel)

United States Norms

RCADS Child Version Scoring Program 3.3 (.xls) 

RCADS-Parent Version Scoring Program 3.3 (.xls) 

RCADS-25 Child Version Scoring Program 3.1 (.xls) 

RCADS-25 Parent Version Scoring Program 3.1 (.xls) 

SPSS Syntax for Batch Scoring (updated June 2022)

Icelandic Norms

RCADS Child Version Scoring Program 3.3i (.xls) 

RCADS-Parent Version Scoring Program 3.3i (.xls) 

Note: If you are using the RCADS outside of the US and wish to estimate US grade level for scoring purposes, subtract 6 from the age of the youth. For example, a 17-year old would typically be in 11th grade in the US.