Adolescent Concerns Evaluation (ACE)

Think about Your Family Life.
1.    I am not comfortable talking to my parents about my problems.
2.    My mother and I get along well.
3.    My father and I get along well.
4.    My parents do not understand me.
5.    I enjoy spending time with my family.
6.    I do not feel safe in my home.
7.    I am not listened to in my family.
8.    My feelings are respected in my family.
9.    My parents demand too much from me.
10.The rules in my family are not fair.
11.I feel my parents trust me.
12.All in all. I like my family.
Think about Your Experiences with School.
13.I have good relationships with my teachers
14.My teachers are too hard on me.
15.I get into trouble at school.
16.School is easier for other people than it is for me.
17.Finishing high school is important to me.
18.School is helping me prepare for my future.
19.I am not usually happy with my grades.
20.My friends generally do not go to school.
21.I do not enjoy school.
Think about Your Experiences with Your Peers.
22.I am well liked by my peers.
23.I do not fit in with my peers.
24.My peers seem to respect me.
25.I do not feel like part of the group.
26.My parents do not approve of my peers.
27.My peers seem to care about me.
28.I have a lot of fun with my peers.
Think about Your Feelings about Your Life.
29.I feel depressed a lot of the time.
30.I feel hopeless about my situation.
31.I think about suicide.
32.I feel worthless.
33.I can’t do anything right
34.I handle my problems well.
35.I feel trapped.
36.I feel good about myself.
37.I deal well with stress.
38.I feel angry a lot of the time.
39.I do not feel like I have control over my life.
40.I feel that others would be glad if I wasn’t around.
 
Family‚ school‚ peer‚ and individual (depression)
 
 
1= Strongly disagree‚ 2= Disagree‚ 3= Neither agree nor disagree‚ 4= Agree‚ 6= Strongly agree
Revers-scored items: 2‚ 3‚ 5‚ 8‚ 11-13‚ 17‚ 18‚ 22‚ 24‚ 27‚ 28‚ 34‚ and 36
 
This instrument can be found at: https://kb.osu.edu/dspace/bitstream/handle/1811/36892/1/10_Springer_paper.pdf& Fischer‚ Joel.‚ Corcoran‚ Kevin J. (2007 ). Measures for Clinical Practice and research: A sourcebook. (4th ed.). NY. Oxford University Pr. Vol. 1‚ Page (s): 419-422.
 

Springer‚ W. E. (1998). Validation of the Adolescent Concerns Evaluation (ACE): Detecting indicators of runaway behavior in adolescents. Social Work Research‚ 22(4)‚ 241–250‚

Springer‚ W. E. (1998). Adolescent Concerns Evaluation (ACE). In Fischer‚ Joel.‚ Corcoran‚ Kevin J. (2007 ). Measures for Clinical Practice and research: A sourcebook. (4th ed.). NY. Oxford University Pr. Vol. 1‚ Page (s): 419-422.

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