The BERS-2 measures the personal strengths and competencies of children from three perspectives: self, parent, and teacher.
- Examines the child’s interpersonal strengths, functioning in and at school, affective strength, intrapersonal strength, family involvement, and career strength.
- Designed to be used in school settings, mental health clinics, juvenile justice settings, and child welfare agencies, the BERS-2 can be used to identify a child’s strengths and weaknesses for intervention, target goals for IEPs and/or treatment plans, document progress, and help collect data for research purposes.
- Four sets of normative data are provided—two for the teacher report (one for children with emotional and behavioral disorders; one for children without emotional and behavioral disorders), and one set each for the self and parent reports.
- Test-retest reliability was excellent for all three forms; content validity, criterion validity, and construct validity all were examined and provide evidence that the BERS-2 is a valid measure of behavioral and emotional strengths.