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SW 4395/7395: Death, Grief, and Loss: Assessment & Statistics

Facts & Figures

Senior & Elderly Statistics

Health Statistics

  • MICA - Missouri Information for Community Assessment
  • YRBSS - Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System

Demographics & General Statistics

  • Pew Research Center - A nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. They conduct public opinion polling, demographic research, content analysis and other data-driven social science research, without taking policy positions.
  • American FactFinder - Community statistics on a more consistent basis than the Census.
  • 2010 US Census

Tests & Assessment Instruments

Finding tests and assessment instuments can often be quite difficult. After you've identified a test, you can try searching for it on Google, but sometimes the only way to get a copy of a test or instrument is to write to the author to ask for a copy or buy it from the publisher.

That said, there are a few reference books that contain actual tests/instruments.  Here is one that is often used in Social Work:

Measures for clinical practice and research: a sourcebook, Fischer and Corcoran, 2 vols., 2007

For other ideas and evaluative resources, including the Mental Measurements Yearbook database, check out this comprehensive guide,Tests and Measurements