Child Status Index
The Child Status Index (CSI) enables assessment of a child’s current needs, monitoring of changes in specific dimensions of child well-being, and identification of areas of concern that may be addressed through program intervention. The CSI enables community care workers to gather information in the following areas:
- shelter and care
- health care
The CSI was successfully field-tested for inter-rater reliability and construct validity in Kenya and Tanzania. It has been in trial use in other countries, including Ethiopia, Rwanda, India, and Cambodia, and MEASURE Evaluation receives regular feedback from field workers about the applicability of the factors and ratings to these contexts.
The CSI tools are available here:
Child Status Index Manual
Currently being revised.
Presents a brief overview of the domains and factors assessed by the CSI and provides step-by-step instructions on how to use the CSI and the Record Form to gather information on the child's well-being status.
Chart displaying the CSI domains, the goal for each domain, two factors of each domain, and descriptions of the four levels of well-being for each factor.
Contains both a pictorial and written form of the CSI and provides basic instructions for how to complete the CSI.
Presents the CSI domains, factors, and levels of well-being as pictures.
Used to record background information and findings from the child assessment visit.
Presents findings from a qualitative study on how the CSI is implemented.
Decision Making Among Community-Based Volunteers Working in Vulnerable Children Programs: Child Status Index Usage Assessment Phase 2
Collected data from caregivers who work directly with vulnerable children to explore how care decisions are made by community-based volunteers and the utility of CSI at the community level as a job aid.
Provides an overview of two CSI assessments.