site will get you into the Iowa Locus Online system.
REQUIRES PASSWORD AND LOGIN ID. Contact ICMH
staff if interested in learning more about this.
site (for training purposes)
Site (for actual data entry)
Unique Identifier =
First 3 letters of last
name, last 4 numbers in social security number, date of birth
(mmddyyyy) and sex (M or F) (to
allow LOCUS data to ultimately be mergeable with other data
in DHS data warehouse (e.g., outcomes, financials, etc).
(Level of care Utilization of Services for Psychiatric and
relatively simple, widely used scale to determine appropriate
level of care for adults with mental illness and substance
CA-LOCUS / CASII:
(Child and Adolescent Level of Care Utilization System)
Basically, the child and adolescent version of the LOCUS. Later renamed as the CASII: Child and Adolescent Service Intensity Instrument The above links to a
the CA-Locus version 1.5
CASII: Child and Adolescent Service Intensity Instrument
This provides background information and initial data analysis of the rationale for, and psychometric properties of the CASII / CA-Locus. This information is presented in a more extensive form in the following article: A Level of Care Instrument for Children's Systems of Care: Construction, Reliability and Validity (Journal of Child and Family Studies, Vol 15, No 2, April 2006)
demonstration of the LOCUS and CALOCUS web-enabled capabilities
interesting presentation by the primary developer of the LOCUS
on additional uses.
Iowa Functional Assessment Workgroup
In 2004, a workgroup was established by Iowa Department of Human Servces to explore functional assessment methodoldoy. A summary of that group's activities is presented here.
on the GAF
Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) is probably the most
widely used functional assessment scale in all of mental health,
as it has been adopted as the 5th axis in the DSM system over
the past 25 years. This site provides free on-line training through the use of brief vignettes that have been pre-scored.
Outcomes Management System (ROMS)
is a method of outcomes assessment for adults with serious
mental illness. It is being promoted by a company called Polaris
Health Directions. Magellan Behavioral Health is using
some of their instruments and software.
Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessment (ASEBA)
Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessment (ASEBA) includes
a variety of tools and processes, initially targeted to children
with behavioral problems, but also including scales across
the age range.
and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale (CAFAS) Resources
information about the CAFAS and contact information for training and permission to use it. Contact them directly for a sample copy of the instrument.
CASI: The child and Adolescent Screening Inventory
The Child and Adolescent Screening Inventory (CASI)
This instrument is designed specifically for children in residential care.
resources (Inventory for Client and Agency Planning)
Publishing - ICAP home page
company sells ICAP materials including booklets and software
The information was previously posted on the ICAP Users Group webpage, which is no longer available.
useful set of resources for those involved in employing the
comprehensive listing of articles regarding the ICAP
Injury Assessment Instruments
- The Center for Outcome Measurement in Brain Injury
great resource for instruments measuring a variety of outcomes