Family Support Scale (FSS)
Dunst, C. J., Jenkins, V., & Trivette, C. M (2007) Family Support Scale Reliability and Validity
This survey questionnaire measures parents' satisfaction with the perceived helpfulness of support. There are 18 items included in this questionnaire. The user is asked to respond on a 5-point Likert scale to identify their supports in informal kinship, social organizations, formal kinship, nuclear family, specialized professional services, and generic professional services. The supportive service providers will be able to identify the areas that need to be improved and addressed to better meet the families' needs. The scale is available in English only. Service providers may administer the scale.