Youth At Risk Screening Questionnaire (YAR)

Youth At Risk Screening Questionnaire (YAR)
Michael G. Conner‚ 1989
1. Does not follow through with instruction and fails to complete tasks
2. Has difficulty organizing tasks or activities
3. Avoids‚ dislikes and is reluctant to engage in tasks that require effort
4. Has difficulty waiting or taking turns
5. Interrupts or intrudes on others
6. Is overly concerned with the opinions of friends
7. Is being used by other kids who are not good friends
8. Stealing without confronting a victim
9. Truancy from school
10. Easily frustrated or impatient with simple and reasonable rules
11. Swears
12. Pushes people away but then desperately wants them back
13. Touchy or easily annoyed by others
14. Easily frustrated and upset by events or circumstances
15. Blames others for circumstances without good reason
16. Blames others for his or her own mistakes
17. Avoids healthy family or social activities
18. Argues with adults over little things
19. Lying
20. Actively defies or refuses the requests of adults
21. Deliberately does things to annoy people
22. Quick to react with anger
23. Spiteful or vindictive
24. Often late without good reason
25. Frequent (at least daily) emotional outbursts and mood swings
26. Reckless or irresponsible behavior
27. Their efforts to solve their problems are not reasonable and are not effective
28. Doesn’t seem to learn from mistakes and then change their behavior
29. Seems unable to see things from another person’s point of view
30. Reacts to criticism or consequences with feelings of intense guilt‚ anger or depression
31. Responds with rage‚ profanity or yelling when their point of view is not accepted
32. Requires an excessive amount of attention and support
33. Avoids discussing or ignores the impact of their behavior on others
34. Tries to negotiate‚ get out of problems and avoid consequences
35. Is manipulative and deceptive
36. Does not follow through with promises
37. Running away from home
38. Deliberate destruction of property or the belongings of others
39. Mental or emotional cruelty to others
40. Justifies hurting others who resist being manipulated or controlled
41. Initiating physical fights
42. Has been in counseling or therapy and has not benefited
43. Breaking into someone’s house‚ building or car
44. Stealing when confronting a victim
45. Friends and family suspect a drug problem
46. Refuses to acknowledge even the obvious consequences or symptoms of drug use
47. Has or is currently on medication for mental‚ emotional or behavioral problems
48. Threatens parents with violence‚ self-harming or self-destructive behavior
49. Denies solid evidence of their drug use
50. Cruelty to animals
51. Physical cruelty to others
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