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