The CAFAS and YLS/CMI were usually completed on the day of admission by either a doctoral- or master-level clinician.
The CAFAS scores from this sample ranged from 30 to 210.
Evident from Table 1, the Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient for the total YLS/CMI and eight-sum CAFAS scores was sizable (r = .
For example, the CAFAS home and family support scales both correlated with four of the YLS/CMI subscales but the significantly correlated YLS/CMI scales differed.
The relationships between the YLS/CMI and CAFAS domains were further examined by reviewing the distribution of CAFAS scores for youth identified as moderate risk (MR) or high risk (HR) according to the YLS/CMI (95% of the sample).
In the CAFAS 8-Scale Total, the following subscales are added together: School/Work, Home, Community, Behavior Towards Others, Moods/Emotion, Self-Harmful Behavior, Substance Use, and Thinking.
A chi-square test of independence was conducted for each of the categorical variables (ethnicity, sex, and age at discharge), Kendall's tau was computed for sex and age at discharge, and Pearson's correlation coefficient was computed for the number of prior offenses, age at discharge, the CAFAS 5-Scale Total, and the CAFAS 8-Scale Total (see Table 1).
Table 3 presents the average number of offenses committed by two groups: those with CAFAS scores equal to or greater than 60, and those with CAFAS scores less than 60.
05) stable factor, and both the CAFAS 5-Scale Total (p [less than] .
In regard to the primary hypothesis, there was a significant relationship between the CAFAS and juvenile recidivism.