Standard Assessments in Penelope

To help ease the burden of building industry standard assessments in your client management system Athena Software offers a suite of pre-built documents and assessments with measures that focus on a variety of personal and social metrics.

For many social service organizations, building industry standard documents and assessments in their client management system can take a great deal of time, effort, and cost.

Also, depending on the flexibility of the client management system being used, complying with the structured layout and format of the documents may not always be an easy task.

Standard, pre-built assessments can eliminate these barriers and leave more time for your staff.

Each document comes with an annual administrative fee at a fraction of the cost to build each one.

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Benefits of Standard Assessments

Avoid getting caught up with repetitive tasks and focus on your core deliverables

Reduce chances of manual errors or entering inaccurate information in the wrong fields

Stay compliant with industry requirements by using standard documents and formats

Save on the cost of maintaining and updating these documents regularly to comply with industry changes

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Accountable Health Communities Health- Related Social Needs Screening Tool

The Accountable Health Communities Model is based on emerging evidence that addressing health-related social needs through enhanced clinical-community linkages can improve health outcomes and reduce costs. Unmet health-related social needs, such as food insecurity and inadequate or unstable housing, may increase the risk of developing chronic conditions, reduce an individual’s ability to manage these conditions, increase health care costs, and lead to avoidable health care utilization.

ACE (Adverse Childhood Experience)

An ACE score is a tally of different types of abuse, neglect, and other hallmarks of a rough childhood. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) have a tremendous impact on future violence victimization and perpetration, and lifelong health and opportunity.

AUDIT-Self Report

The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) is a 10-item screening tool developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to assess alcohol consumption, drinking behaviors, and alcohol-related problems.

Couples Satisfaction Index

The Couples Satisfaction Index is a measure of relationship satisfaction. There are different versions of the scale to accommodate various research settings and needs.

4 versions included: CSI-4, CSI-8, CSI-16, CSI-32


The Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale is a set of three self-report scales designed to measure the emotional states of depression, anxiety and stress.

Edinburgh Post-Natal Depression Scale

Postpartum depression is the most common complication of childbearing. The 10-question Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) is a valuable and efficient way of identifying patients at risk for perinatal depression. The EPDS is easy to administer and has proven to be an effective screening tool.


This easy-to-use self-administered patient questionnaire is used as a screening tool and severity measure for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).


The Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) is a screening test that is used to identify symptoms of depression in older adults.


The Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K10) is designed to measure anxiety and depression through a 10-item questionnaire. Each question pertains to an emotional state and each has a five- level response scale.

The K10 Standard Assessment is included with Penelope at no additional cost.


The Michigan Alcohol Screening Test (MAST) screens patients for signs of alcoholism and stratifies the severity of alcoholism problems.

Multidimensional Psychological Flexibility Inventory

The Multidimensional Psychological Flexibility Inventory was developed to assess the 6 dimensions of flexibility and 6 dimensions of inflexibility (comprising the Hexaflex model) that are targeted within Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).


The PCL-5 is a 20-item self-report measure that assesses the 20 DSM-5 symptoms of PTSD. The PCL-5 has a variety of purposes, including: monitoring symptom change during and after treatment, screening individuals for PTSD, making a provisional PTSD diagnosis./p>


The PHQ-9 is a 9-question instrument to screen for the presence and severity of depression. It is the 9- question depression scale from the Patient Health Questionnaire.

The PHQ9 Standard Assessment is included with Penelope at no additional cost.

Rosenberg Self Esteem- Scale

The Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale is a 10-item self- report measure of global self-esteem. It consists of 10 statements related to overall feelings of self- worth or self-acceptance.

The Rosenberg Self Esteem- Scale Standard Assessment is included with Penelope at no additional cost.

SACS (Substances and Choices Scale)

The Substances and Choices Scale (SACS) is a brief screening and outcome measurement instrument for assessing and monitoring the use and impact of alcohol and drugs in young people.


The WHOQOL-BREF instrument comprises 26 items, which measure the following broad domains: physical health, psychological health, social relationships, and environment. The WHOQOL-BREF is a shorter version of the original instrument that may be more convenient for use in large research studies or clinical trials.

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