Psychosocial Assessment Tool
a brief parent/caregiver report screener of family psychosocial risk in pediatric health
About the Psychosocial Assessment Tool (PAT)
The Psychosocial Assessment Tool (PAT) is a brief parent report screener of family psychosocial risk in pediatric health. Using a social ecological framework, PAT allows for identification of a family's areas of risk and resiliency across multiple domains (e.g., family structure and resources, family problems, social support, child problems, acute stress, sibling problems).
PAT is based on the Pediatric Psychosocial Preventative Health Model (PPPHM; Kazak, 2006) which provides a tri-level determination of family risk (Universal, Targeted, Clinical) based on the total PAT score. Level of risk has implications for treatment recommendations to support family adaptation and address problems.