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Measuring specific strengths in children and adolescents helps to clearly identify their talents, skills and commitments in the different areas of their daily lives. In determining these areas of strength, the youth and those around them can more easily understand where the youth currently excels in their life. This information provides an opportunity to draw upon existing strengths in order to build upon other areas of their life.

The Strength Assessment Inventory (SAI) is a 124-item measure that provides a comprehensive assessment of individual strengths in youths between the ages of 10-18. The SAI covers areas of day to day functioning including school, family, friends, free time, faith, culture and so on. The measure is simple to complete by either the youth themselves or with someone who is close to them.

There is a self-report version of the SAI (SAI-Y) for the youth to complete and an observer version (SAI-O) for use by someone who knows the youth well, such as a counselor, parent, or teacher. The SAI-O contains the same items as the SAI-Y.

The SAI is designed to be easily administered by individuals from a variety of backgrounds. The SAI can been used by psychology and psychiatric professionals, social workers, probation officers, custody staff, substance-abuse counselors, parents, school counselors, and special education staff. Assessors administering the SAI should read the manual thoroughly and follow the administration procedures.

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