Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale (CAFAS)

The Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale (CAFAS) is a rating scale which assesses functional impairment in youth attributed to behavioral, emotional, psychological or substance abuse disorders. Assessment is broken down to evaluate level of impairment ranging from “No Impairment” to “Severe Impairment,” in categories of School/Work, Home, Community, Behavior Towards Others, Moods/Emotions, Self-Harmful Behavior, Substance Use, and Thinking. CBHTR has undertaken the role of third party data warehouse, and as such will assemble data, generate reports and disseminate agency-specific data back to participating agencies, as well as statewide aggregated reports to CYFD, BHIPC, and other interested parties.

For more information on this project, please contact Dr. Deborah Altschul ( or Deepta DasGupta (  More information on the CAFAS, including upcoming Agency Trainer sessions, can be found at