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GAIN Protocol During COVID-19


This page includes links to tools, resources and requirements for staff and providers required to use the Global Appraisal of Individual Needs - Short Screener (GAIN-SS).  Click on the links below to access GAIN information specific to your needs.


GAIN ABS Data Entry and Reporting System

Overview of the Tool
GAIN ABS Access Form

GAIN ABS Training Video


GAIN-SS Training Information & Administration Manual

Online GAIN SS-Training Instructions
Updated GAIN-SS Manual


GAIN-SS Instruments & Interview Materials

GAIN-SS Calendar 2021-2022 (English)
GAIN-SS Calendar 2021-2022 (Spanish)
GAIN-SS BH 3.0.1 (English)
GAIN-SS BH 3.0.1 (Spanish)

GAIN-SS Response Card 

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