Source: (-0001) Reclaiming Children and Youth. 15(3):138-146.

The Developmental Audit is a new strength-based assessment model for youth who are in conflict in home, school, or community. Developmental Audits involve collaboration with young persons who are seen as experts on themselves. Discussing challenging life events provides a window to the young person's private logic and goals. The audit scans relationships in the youth's ecology and focuses on strengths and solutions. This article highlights how Developmental Audits are conducted and describes evidence supporting this approach. (author's abstract)