Youth Connections Scale (YCS)

The Youth Connections Scale (YCS), developed by the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare at the University of Minnesota in partnership with Anu Family Services, was created to help child welfare agencies and organizations work more effectively alongside youth to create and sustain a safety net for all youth in foster care. More specifically, the Youth Connections Scale is a tool used to measure relational permeance in youth. The scale is scored on a scale ranging from 0 to 100.

Content

Category
Sub-Category
Domains
Relationships, Safety
Grades
6th Grade,
7th Grade,
8th Grade,
9th Grade,
10th Grade,
11th Grade,
12th Grade
Respondent
Student

Administration Information

Length
43 items
Administration
Paper

Access and Use

Price
Free
Open Access
Yes

Psychometrics

Scoring
Manual scoring
Psychometric References

Semanchin Jones, A., & LaLiberte, T. (2013). Measuring youth connections: A component of relational permanence for foster youth. Children and Youth Services Review, 35(3), 509-517. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2012.12.006

Psychometric Considerations

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