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NCTSN Resources

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Applications of the CANS-Trauma and FANS-Trauma

Type: Webinar

Provides an overview of the CANS-Trauma and FANS-Trauma tools in relation to trauma-informed assessment, treatment and service planning, and caregiver/family engagement. This webinar series shows the use of these assessment strategies.

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