Helps organizations assess their current practices in the context of serving children and families who have experienced trauma. It is an important part of an organizational transformation process to create trauma-informed organizations.
The following resources on Screening and Assessment were developed by the NCTSN.
Provides staff in child-serving systems with best practices for trauma screening. The online courses help child-serving staff identify and support children suffering from traumatic stress as early as possible and connect those in need with effective services.
Highlights key points for providers, family advocates, and policymakers to understand about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and child trauma. This resource was adapted from...
Offers a list of screening tools for identifying youth at risk for sex trafficking.
Addresses why providers should ask about sexual orientation and gender identity, identifies the intersection of trauma, sexual orientation and gender identity, and provides goals for the screener.
Is intended for use with children and youth ages 7-18 and their caregiver(s). The screener seeks to highlight common risk factors and the critical importance of screening for trauma exposure, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and post-traumatic stress symptoms.
Is a table of standardized measures that are appropriate for children and families dealing with complex trauma.
Offers information on the assessment of complex trauma in children.
Offers parents and caregivers a brief checklist to use to determine if a complete assessment for complex trauma should be scheduled. This fact sheet will help parents and caregivers determine when to seek professional help.
Provides information for non-mental health professionals regarding the assessment of complex trauma.
Gives providers considerations for implementing screening and assessment into their work. This fact sheet offers guidelines to consider when selecting trauma screening or assessment tools to implement in a given system.
Provides information on why conducting a trauma-informed mental health assessment is important for those working in a CAC. This fact sheet looks at what an evidence-based assessment is, some of the instruments available, and what symptoms to look for when doing an assessment.