Additional Resources

The following websites contain additional information on trauma-informed screening and assessment tools.

Measures Review Database

(http://www.nctsnet.org/resources/online-research/measures-review?page=2)

This database, hosted by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), is a searchable database containing reviews of measures important for the field of child traumatic stress.  All reviews were conducted using a uniform review template to allow comparison across measures.  For each measure, comprehensive clinical and research information is provided so that any user can determine whether a measure is appropriate for a specific individual or group, given factors such as the purpose of the assessment, age, cultural and linguistic group, and trauma type.

The database includes information on the following tools.

  • Childhood and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS)
  • Pediatric Emotional Distress Scale (PEDS)
  • Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ)
  • Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL)

California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare

http://www.cebc4cw.org/assessment-tools/

This website, hosted by the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (CEBC), provides child welfare professionals with information about selected child welfare-related programs.  The primary task of CEBC is to inform the child welfare community about the research evidence for programs being used or marketed in California.  It provides information on interventions and practices by topic areas, a guide to the CEBC rating system, screening and assessment tools for child welfare, implementation tools, and online training and resources.  It includes information on the following tools:

  • Strength and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ)
  • Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL)
  • Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS)

For each tool, there is a brief description and summary of the available psychometric research, along with CEBC’s ratings for reliability and validity.

Child Welfare Information Gateway

http://www.childwelfare.gov/systemwide/assessment/family_assess/childneeds/trauma.cfm

The Child Welfare Information Gateway is a service provided by the Children’s Bureau.  This particular page within the Gateway is designed to assist professionals looking for information and resources on screening and assessing trauma in children and youth.  Information posted on this page includes research article abstracts (with information on how to access or request copies) and links to organizations that provide additional resources and information on trauma.