Child Measures of Trauma and PTSD
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Provides a list of child and adolescent trauma and PTSD measures, including a brief description, sample items, versions, and references.
Child Trauma Institute
Provides training, consultation, information, and resources for those who work with trauma-exposed children, adolescents, and adults. Website includes a section on assessment.
Got Your ACE Score?
ACES Too High
Provides an assessment to determine an individual’s Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Score. This resource discusses the significance of ACEs scores for cognitive and behavioral development.
Screening and Assessment
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Provides an overview of the importance of a comprehensive assessment of complex trauma and includes a case illustration. On this page, you can find Standardized Measures to Assess Complex Trauma.
Screening, Assessing, Monitoring Outcomes and Using Evidence-based Interventions to Improve the Well-being of Children in Child Welfare (PDF - 612 KB)
Conradi, Landsverk, & Wotring (2014)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children's Bureau
Describes a process for delivering trauma screening, functional and clinical assessment, evidence-based interventions, and the use of progress monitoring in order to better achieve well-being outcomes for children involved in the child welfare system.
Trauma Assessment Pathway (TAP) Model
Chadwick Center for Children and Families, Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego
Provides training and resources for implementing a multifaceted assessment process to support clinicians in treatment children and families who have experienced trauma.
Trauma Assessment Tools
International Society for Traumatic Stress
Describes intended age, estimated time, and language for a number of assessments used to assess the level of traumatic stress symptomatology in children and youth.
Trauma-Informed Innovative Practices: Insights From Children’s Bureau Discretionary Grantees on Addressing Trauma in Child Welfare
Murphy & Ingoldsby (2020)
James Bell Associates
Highlights common approaches, successes, and lessons learned from 20 Children’s Bureau discretionary grantees that received funding to identify and support children in the child welfare system who are impacted by trauma. The report highlights the grantees’ activities and innovations across five core programmatic components: universal screening, functional assessment, child- and system-level monitoring, service array expansion, and data-driven implementation.