Validation of the Social–Emotional Distress Survey-Secondary Across Sociocultural Groups (PO433)

  • PMD: 4,6
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 4: Assessment and Intervention in an RTI Framework
  • Live Chat:
    Tuesday, February 23, 2021
    6:15 PM–7:15 PM
    (Posters available on demand at any time during the convention week and for sixty days thereafter.)

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. learn about the dual-factor model of mental wellness and its applicability to youth.
  2. review psychometric support of a measure that can be used to evaluate the complete mental health of youth.
  3. consider how they may incorporate the SEDS-S in evaluating the social–emotional well-being of youth.


The dual-factor model of well-being emphasizes the use of multiple measures for complete mental health screening. There is a need to continue validating measures to support use with diverse populations. This study expands the psychometric evidence of the Social Emotional Distress Survey–Secondary. The results provide support for the use of the SEDS-S with diverse youth and as a measure to be combined with strengths-based measures to assess the complete mental health of youth.



Tameisha Hinton, UC Santa Barbara
Rhea Wagle, UC Santa Barbara
Isabelle Fleury, UC Santa Barbara
Samira A. Amirazizi, UC Santa Barbara


Erin Dowdy, Michael J. Furlong, PhD

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