GAIN SS Training. Global Appraisal of Individual Needs-Short Screener. Global Appraisal of Individual Needs. The Global Appraisal of Individual Needs (GAIN) is a progressive and integrated family of instruments for: initial screenings, brief interventions and referrals
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Global Appraisal of Individual Needs-Short Screener
The Global Appraisal of Individual Needs (GAIN) is a progressive and integrated family of instruments for:
The GAIN has been used with both adolescents and adults and in outpatient, intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization, methadone, short-term residential, long-term residential, therapeutic communities, and correctional programs.
not recommended for screening individuals)
ID Scr - Internal disorders (i.e. somatic, depression, suicide, anxiety),
EDScr - External disorders (behavioral disorders i.e. ADHD, conduct
SDScr - Substance use disorders (abuse, dependence), and
CVScr - Crime/violence (interpersonal violence, property crime,
3 = past month
2 = 2 to 12 months ago
1 = 1+ years ago
0 = never.
*Note: Other practitioners who want to consider the number of lifetime symptoms, would also include the number 1s.
(Help me know who you should talk to.)
(Make a good referral for you.)
Several questions will ask you about things that have happened during the past month, 2-12 months ago, more than 12 months ago, or never. To help you remember these time periods, please look at this calendar.
“In the past month”; “2-12 months ago”;
“1 or more years ago”; or, never.
**NOTE: It is very important for the client to fully understand the meaning of “significant”.
1. When was the last time you had significant problems…
a. with feeling very trapped, lonely, sad, blue, depressed, or hopeless about the future?
b. with sleeping, such as bad dreams, sleeping restlessly or falling asleep during the day?
c. with feeling very anxious, nervous, tense, fearful, scared, panicked or like something bad was going to happen?
d. when something reminded you of the past, and you became very distressed and upset?
e. with thinking about ending your life or committing suicide?
1a = 3(past month) 1
1b = 2 (2-12 months ago) 1
1c = 3(past month) 1
1d = 1 (more than 12 months ago) 0
1e = 0 (never) + 0
The score for the IDScr section is “3”
The total for the SCScr is “1”
Violence Screener suggests the need for assessment for help with interpersonal violence, drug-related crime, property violations, and, in more extreme cases, interpersonal, violent crime.
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