Barry Bricklin, Ph.D.
Reflects The Sensitivity And Effectiveness With Which
A Parent Responds To Typical Childcare Situations.
Three Scoring levels
PASS Comprehensive Starting Kit
The Parent Awareness Skills Survey
the sensitivity and effectiveness with which a parent responds to
typical childcare situations. Its 6 scores pinpoint parental awareness
By targeting skills which
reflect a parent's awareness of just what makes a given child unique,
the PASS remains faithful to the guiding principle which underlies
the Bricklin Associates research approach to custody decision-making:
the "meaning" of parental behavior is best understood in terms of
a child's ability to be positively influenced by it. This means
that "good" parental communication is communication carefully attuned
to the unique manner in which a particular child is able to take
in, and profit from that communication.
- the critical issues
in a given situation;
- adequate solutions;
- the need to communicate
in terms understandable to a child;
- the desirability
of acknowledging a child's feelings;
- the importance
of the child's own past history in the present circumstance;
- the need to pay
attention to how the child is responding in order to finetune
one's own response.
Three Scoring Levels
Scores can be computed at 3 levels:
This stratification allows
the clinician to draw inferences about which responses are reflective
of what the parent would access most readily in a given situation,
and what is likely to emerge only under more favorable circumstances.
Level: the parent's spontaneous, uninterrupted rsponses
to the situations.
- Probe Level
One: parental responses to gentle, non-leading questions.
- Probe Level
Two: parental responses to very direct questions.
A completed PASS-BOOK provides a permanent
record of each PASS that is administered. It contains the questions,
answers as given by the parent and the scoring. One PASS-BOOK is
used for each parent evaluated.
Time for administration
and scoring: Less than one hour (can take as little as 30 minutes
after the clinician has gained experiece with the PASS).
1990, the PASS has been warmly welcomed by custody courts from coast to
coast because it provides important information and is easily understood
by parents of diverse educational and cultural status. The PASS is now
one of the most frequently used custody evaluation instruments for adults.
PARENT AWARENESS SKILLS SURVEY (PASS) VP103
Contains: PASS Manual and Scoring Guide, 8 PASS-BOOKS, 8 PASS Scoring Summaries, Answer Pen, Updates, Author Contact Number, 3 Years Update Service.
- Parent Awareness Skills Survey Kit (VP103): $289
- Additional PASS-BOOKS with Summaries:
- 10 for $159
- 20 for $219
- 30 for $289
- PASS Manual and Scoring Guide: $169