The Assessment of Liability and EXposure to Substance use and Antisocial behavior (ALEXSA): Recent Findings, Ongoing Developments and Dangling Modifiers
Tuesday, June 3 at 1:30 PM CDT
The ALEXSA was recently developed to fill the need for self-report assessments of problem behaviors, risk factors and outcomes for children. An ambitious project, the core “kernel” includes 350 items organized into 39 subscales and 9 factors. This assessment system does not require reading to complete, is generally enjoyed by children and is designed for research and applied uses. This presentation will introduce the ALEXSA and review evolving research and projects to further develop the ALEXSA and its technologies.
Ty Ridenour, PhD – Dr. Ridenour’s graduate and post-doctoral training encompassed school and educational psychology, neuropsychology, psychiatric epidemiology and methodology. For six years, he worked as a counselor in a juvenile justice residential unit for adolescent boys. Since completing his post-doctoral studies in 1999, Dr. Ridenour has been continuously funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse to research the etiologies of youth drug abuse and antisocial behavior and to develop translational methodologies.