The Adolescent Coping Scale - Second Edition (ACS-2) is an assessment designed to support young people when examining their own coping behaviour. Updated to measure the usage and helpfulness of coping strategies in general and specific situations, it reliably assesses 20 distinct coping strategies, in adolescents from 12-18 years of age.
Where a more concise form is required, or for follow-up purposes, the ACS-2 Short Form Questionnaire is available. Containing 20 items (one item for each scale), the Short Form provides a useful indicator of a respondent's performance on the Long Form, and is recommended for when there are time constraints or if the Long Form is deemed too involved.
The Short Form provides scores on two coping styles:
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