CARE-Index

The CARE-Index is an observation instrument that measures mother-child interaction and is designed for children ages birth to 2 years. The instrument, which requires a short videotaped play interaction, provides sensitivity, control and unresponsiveness subscales for mothers and cooperativeness, compulsivity, difficultness, and passivity subscales for children.

Content

Topics
Parent's Support,
Emotional Support,
Sensitivity,
Cognitive,
Physical,
Social,
Affection,
Responsiveness,
Teaching,
Encouragement,
Positive Involvement,
Adult Involvement,
Child Involvement,
Additional Topics,
Positive Discipline,
Supervision,
Control,
Mother Responsiveness,
Infants
Birth-2 years
Languages
English

Administration Information

Length
3-5 minutes; 15-20 to score/code
Price

Must contact author

Training
Offers online videotapes
Administration
Observation

Access and Use

Peer-Reviewed Study Citations

CARE-Index Assesses Mother-Infant Interaction from Birth to about 2 Years Based on Interactive Play.” n.d. Accessed January 28, 2019. https://www.patcrittenden.com/include/care_index.htm.

Psychometrics

Scoring
Manual scoring
Open Access
No
Used in Peer-Reviewed Research
Yes
Psychometric Citations

CARE-Index Assesses Mother-Infant Interaction from Birth to about 2 Years Based on Interactive Play.” n.d. Accessed January 28, 2019. https://www.patcrittenden.com/include/care_index.htm.