Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2016)
Provides information on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention–Kaiser ACE study, major findings and implications from the study, and the tool for measuring adverse childhood experiences. The webpage includes journal articles, case studies, and additional resources.
The Center for Child Trauma Assessment, Services & Interventions
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (2017)
Provides information and resources on trauma-informed assessment, family engagement, and service provider collaboration.
Child Measures of Trauma and PTSD
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Describes and compares child and adolescent trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder measures. For each measure, a brief description, sample items, versions, and references are provided.
Getting the Picture: A Cartoon-Based Assessment Tool for Complex Trauma in Children (PDF - 1,923 KB)
University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice
Introduces and assesses the validity of a pictorial-based assessment tool, the Cameron Complex Trauma Interview, in evaluating trauma history and symptomatology in children ages 5–11.
Guidance for Trauma Screening in Schools (PDF - 738 KB)
Defending Childhood Policy Initiative, National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice (2016)
Provides an overview of the prevalence and impact of trauma among children and adolescents, the role of screening and assessment in the identification of trauma, school-based screening considerations, and how to link screening data with potential interventions within schools.
Review of Trauma Screening Tools for Children and Adolescents (PDF - 1,300 KB)
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Describes 11 screening tools designed to provide information about trauma in children and adolescents.
Trauma-Informed Screening and Assessment
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Provides information on trauma screening, trauma-informed mental health assessments, engaging families in the assessment process, and considerations for implementation. The website includes a webinar on An Overview of Screening and Assessment for Child Trauma.
Trauma Institute & 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.
Trauma Screening and Assessment for Children and Adolescents: Tips for Psychologists (PDF - 235 KB)
American Psychological Association (2016)
Provides psychologists with information on the basic requirements for trauma screening, screening for trauma exposure, coordination across child/family services and providers, guidelines for child trauma assessments, and potential pitfalls in child trauma screening/assessment.