Assessment of Complex Trauma
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.
Assessment of Trauma in Youths: Understanding Issues of Age, Complexity, and Associated Variables
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 (ACE) Score. This resource discusses the significance of ACE scores for cognitive and behavioral development.
The NEATS: A Competency-Based, Ecological Assessment for Children and Families: Title IV-E Curriculum Module
Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare, University of Minnesota (2009)
Teaches practitioners working with children and families to focus on assessing five areas of functioning: neurobiology, executive function, attachment, trauma, and self-regulation (NEATS).
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)
Department of Health and Human Services, 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.
Tutorial 6: Recognizing and Addressing Trauma in Infants, Young Children, and Their Families
Center for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (2011)
Discusses what is meant by trauma, how to recognize the developmental context of trauma in early childhood, and how early childhood mental health professionals can extend their knowledge for intervention through consultation.