John Briere, PhD
Qualification Level: A (Psychologist)
Purpose: Helps identify possible child victims of trauma
Format: Paper and pencil
Age range: 8 years to 17 years
Time: 5 minutes
The TSCC Screening Form allows you to quickly screen children ages 8-17 years for symptoms of trauma and determine if follow-up evaluation and treatment is warranted.
Features and benefits
- Provides a valid, reliable, and standardized means to screen child victims of trauma.
- Supports the trauma informed care approach to treatment.
- Takes just 5 minutes to administer and score.
- Quickly indicates whether a child or youth is at risk for clinically significant psychological disturbance.
- Useful for clinicians who see large numbers of children in short periods of time.
- Does not require an advanced degree or training to administer and score.
- Can be administered individually or in a group setting.
- Derived from the TSCC. Selected items were best at predicting overall trauma and sexual-related symptomatology.
- Carbonless form includes 12 items and two subscales—General Trauma and Sexual Concerns—that are scored separately.
- Features separate cutoff scores (derived from TSCC normative data) for boys and girls ages 8-12 years and ages 13-17 years.
- Normative data (N = 3,955) features self-reports of children ages 8-17 years from three nonclinical samples.
- Internal consistency coefficients are in the good-to-excellent range.
- Test–retest reliability was r = .80 (p < .001) for each scale.