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Message ID: 8528
Date: 2010-05-10

Author:Jennifer Guimond.CTR

Subject:Re: traumatic response assessment in 5-7 year olds

Suzy, There are a few measures which might suit your purposes: The Kiddie-Sads-Present and Lifetime Version (K-SADS-PL) is a semi-structured interview administered to children and caregivers and has a PTSD module. It is good for specific diagnoses. It can be accessed at: http://www.wpic.pitt.edu/ksads/default.htm The UCLA PTSD Index is a semi-structured interview administered to children and/or caregivers to assess for trauma exposure and PTSD symptoms related to a specific trauma exposure. It is useful for diagnosing PTSD. It can be obtained by emailing the UCLA Trauma Psychiatry Service @ HFinley@mednet.ucla.edu The Trauma Symptom Checklist for Young Children (TSCYC) is a questionnaire completed by the caregiver that assesses Child Dissociation, Mood and Anxiety Symptoms, and Physically aggressive behavior, as well as PTSD related symptomatology. It is not diagnostic, but it is normed and assesses a broad range of symptoms. There is a child-report version, the Trauma Symptom Checklist for Children (TSCC), but it is only normed down to age 8 years. Both the TSCYC and TSCC can be purchased at: http://www4.parinc.com/Products/Product.aspx?ProductID=TSCYC The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (www.nctsn.org) and the National center for PTSD (http://www.ptsd.va.gov/index.asp) both have measures databases where you can find other options. Good luck, Jennifer Guimond, PhD Research Assistant Professor Dept of Psychiatry Contractor, Henry Jackson Foundation Research Psychologist Child and Family Program Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences 4301 Jones Bridge Rd Bethesda, MD 20814 Phone 301-319-4917 jennifer.guimond.ctr@usuhs.mil Classification: UNCLASSIFIED Caveats: None >>> Suzy Salzinger 5/6/2010 5:57 PM >>> Does anyone know of any structured self-report measure for young children or a structured interview with a parent proxy (e.g., teacher) that could be used to assess PTSD-like symptoms or related psychopathology or behavioral responses to stress in fostered and/or maltreated school children age 5-7? Thanks for your help. Suzy Salzinger

Suzy, There are a few measures which might suit your purposes: The Kiddie-Sads-Present and Lifetime Version (K-SADS-PL) is a semi-structured interview administered to children and caregivers and has a PTSD module. It is good for specific diagnoses. It can be accessed at: http://www.wpic.pitt.edu/ksads/default.htm The UCLA PTSD Index is a semi-structured interview administered to children and/or caregivers to assess for trauma exposure and PTSD symptoms related to a specific trauma exposure. It is useful for diagnosing PTSD. It can be obtained by emailing the UCLA Trauma Psychiatry Service HFinleymednet.ucla.edu The Trauma Symptom Checklist for Young Children (TSCYC) is a questionnaire completed by the caregiver that assesses Child Dissociation, Mood and Anxiety Symptoms, and Physically aggressive behavior, as well as PTSD related symptomatology. It is not diagnostic, but it is normed and assesses a broad range of symptoms. There is a child-report version, the Trauma Symptom Checklist for Children (TSCC), but it is only normed down to age 8 years. Both the TSCYC and TSCC can be purchased at: http://www4.parinc.com/Products/Product.aspx?ProductID=TSCYC The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (www.nctsn.org) and the National center for PTSD (http://www.ptsd.va.gov/index.asp) both have measures databases where you can find other options. Good luck, Jennifer Guimond, PhD Research Assistant Professor Dept of Psychiatry Contractor, Henry Jackson Foundation Research Psychologist Child and Family Program Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences 4301 Jones Bridge Rd Bethesda, MD 20814 Phone 301-319-4917 jennifer.guimond.ctrusuhs.mil Classification: UNCLASSIFIED Caveats: None >>> Suzy Salzinger 5/6/2010 5:57 PM >>> Does anyone know of any structured self-report measure for young children or a structured interview with a parent proxy (e.g., teacher) that could be used to assess PTSD-like symptoms or related psychopathology or behavioral responses to stress in fostered and/or maltreated school children age 5-7? Thanks for your help. Suzy Salzinger