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Becks Youth Inventory

The new Beck Youth Inventories™ Second Edition (BYI-2) is a Pearson tool, it uses five self-report inventories to assess symptoms of depression, anxiety, anger, disruptive behavior, and self-concept in children and adolescents.

Take the first step in recognizing and appropriately treating an affective disorder. The Beck Youth Inventories™ have been developed and validated to assist you in making focused and reliable evaluations. It consists of a series of 5 self-report inventories designed for children and adolescents aged 7 through 18. They can be used separately or in combination to assess symptoms of depression, anxiety, anger, disruptive behavior, and self-concept.

Five inventories allow you to zero in on the issues children and adolescents are dealing with. The 5 inventories each contain 20 questions about thoughts, feelings, and behaviors associated with emotional and social impairment in youth. Children and adolescents describe how frequently the statement has been true for them during the past two weeks, including today. The instruments measure the child’s or adolescent’s emotional and social impairment in 5 specific areas

Emotional and Social Impairment Domains

Depression Inventory: Inline with DSM -5 ,  It includes items related to a child’s or adolescent’s negative thoughts about self, life and the future, feelings of sadness and guilt, and sleep disturbance.

Anxiety Inventory: Reflects children’s and adolescents’ specific worries about school performance, the future, negative reactions of others, fears including loss of control, and physiological symptoms associated with anxiety.

Anger Inventory: Evaluates a child’s or adolescent’s thoughts of being treated unfairly by others, feelings of anger and hatred.

 Disruptive Behavior Inventory: Identifies thoughts and behaviors associated with conduct disorder and oppositional-defiant behavior.

Self-Concept Inventory: Taps cognitions of competence, potency, and positive self-worth.

BYI-2 can help you In schools:

  • Comply with IDEA/ESSA, requiring that schools provide special services and accommodation for children with social and/or emotional impairments that interfere with their functioning in the school setting
  • Identify at-risk children for referral to more extensive assessment services
  • Screen students mental health through individual and group administration
  • Identify students at risk for school safety concerns
  • Identify potential vulnerability to bullying or victimization
  • Track students over time on the same group of integrated instruments to
  • Monitor response to interventions

In clinical settings:

  • Quickly and effectively screen for social and emotional issues in children and adolescents
  • Align your assessment with DSM criteria
  • Compare BYI-2 Profiles of teens to BYI-2 Profiles of clinical diagnostic groups
  • Examine the strength of BYI-2 Self Concept measure relative to symptom strength in planning treatment and interventions.