Caws Children and Adolescent Wellness Scale


The Children and Adolescent Wellness Scale assesses children’s social emotional competencies across 10 psychological domain areas.  Using the web-based application, schools can set up universal screening windows to assess students’ CAWS SEL core competencies by Teachers, Parents and Students.  

• Determine a student’s SEL strengths and areas needing support. 

• Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of SEL curricula.

Areas Assessed

The CAWS SEL core competencies include.


Adaptability reflects a person’s ability to negotiate difficult situations as well as their preparedness for change, flexibility and acceptance.


Connectedness assesses a person’s perceptions of belonging and acceptance in their peer groups, family, and the community and highlights the importance of interpersonal relationships and positive psychological benefits of healthy relationships.


Conscientiousness relates to a person’s concern over personal choices and the assumption of responsibility for one’s actions.

Emotional Self-Regulation

Emotional Self-Regulation is a critical aspect of an individual’s functioning, contributing to success in many domains of behavior, particularly social competence. The inability to control one’s emotions has been associated with a host of impulse control disorders, and is seen as a major contributor to social conflicts.


Empathy is defined as “an affective response that stems from the apprehension or comprehension of another’s emotional state or condition, and which is identical or very similar to what the other person is feeling or would be expected to feel” (Eisenberg, 2003).


Mindfulness is an awareness of one’s thoughts, feelings, sensations, paying attention to our thoughts and feelings of the moment with no judgement of right or wrong.


Optimism refers to hope and expectancies for the future, and relates closely to our personal explanations for events that occur in our daily lives and has consistently been linked to good mood, perseverance, achievement, and physical health.


Self-Efficacy refers to what we believe we can do, our belief that we are capable of producing our desired goals with our own actions.

Social Competence

Social Competence is a broad construct that incorporates affective, cognitive, and behavioral skills that combine to determine success in interpersonal relationships. Social competence is widely accepted as an important predictor of resilience in children, as well as academic achievement.

Forms & Levels

The CAWS includes Teacher, Parent and Student (Self) Forms that can be delivered digitally through a web-based platform.
The Teacher and Parent form is comprised of 40 items while the Self form includes 60 items (ages 11 to 18 yrs old).

Scoring & Reports

The CAWS can be administered using its own web-based platform. Data can also be entered manually when the digital format is not possible (lack of internet). The CAWS can also be administered using a school’s own survey delivery software and then data/responses can be imported in the CAWS platform with a CSV formatted file.

CAWS data can be displayed dynamically on the platform’s screen with aggregated data across district, building , grade and individual student level.  Individual student comprehensive reports and progress data can be displayed withing the platform along with a friendly to read and understand report in PDF format.

Order the CAWS

To use the CAWS you will need a subscription to the CAWS platform.  

Step 1
Complete the Contact Us form and indicate your interest in the CAWS

Review the Price Table below.

Step 3
Download, complete, and email the CAWS order form below to: help@edumetrisis.com


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