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NCTSN Resources

The following resources on Screening and Assessment were developed by the NCTSN.

Partner-In Resource

Trauma ScreenTIME

Type: Website

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. 

NCTSN Resource

NCTSN Trauma-Informed Organizational Assessment (TIOA) Course

Type: Special Resource

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.

NCTSN Resource

Assessment of Complex Trauma by Parents and Caregivers

Type: Fact Sheet

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.

NCTSN Resource

Screening and Assessment: Considerations for Implementation

Type: Fact Sheet

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.

NCTSN Resource

Conducting a Trauma-Informed Mental Health Assessment in a CAC

Type: Fact Sheet

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.