Our Work

Development of culturally-grounded assessment tools to measure family functioning and mental health in Kenya

Project Overview

This is a series of related studies to first examine child and family well-being in Kenya qualitatively and then to validate culturally-grounded assessment tools related to family functioning and the mental health of children and caregivers. A study is underway to assess the validity and reliability of a multi-dimensional measure of family functioning. The goal is to establish a valid measure that can be used clinically to assess the need for family-level intervention and in research intervention trials to detect family-level change.

Results will yield a tool relevant for clinical practice with children and families.




  • Duke University Duke Global Health Institute

Project Collaborators

  • Moi University

Project Status


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