It is invaluable to identify families with psychosocial characteristics associated with a higher risk of having children with behavioral problems to assist the child.
Children grow up in a family environment. Family function significantly affects children’s social and psychological adaptation and mental health. Some family psychosocial risk factors have been shown to increase the risk of behavioral problems in children. The early identification of families with psychosocial characteristics associated with a higher risk of having children with behavioral problems is invaluable for prevention and early intervention services for these children.
A psychosocial evaluation is generally in the form of a questionnaire evaluating a family’s psychosocial risk profiles in the primary care setting. This evaluation is a valuable screening tool for identifying families with psychosocial risk profiles associated with increased risk of childhood behavioral problems.