Child and Youth Care Forum

, Volume 22, Issue 6, pp 459–476 | Cite as

Enhancing screening for child and youth care work with problem-specific measures: An example with big brothers/big sisters volunteers

  • Keith C. Herman


Big BrothersJBig Sisters (BBIBS) organizations attempt to identify positive role models for youth. Agencies utilize lengthy personality inventories to screen their applicants. However, these measures lack specific scales to assess many detrimental volunteer characteristics (pedophilia and child abuse potential, drug and alcohol problems, interpersonal shortcomings, and emotional instabilities). Several brief, problem-specific scales designed to assess these qualities could effectively supplement BBBS screening programs.


Alcohol Social Psychology Child Abuse Screening Program Role Model 
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  • Keith C. Herman
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  1. 1.Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Whatcom CountyWashington

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