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All Measure Reviews

This database includes reviews of tools that measure children's experiences of trauma, their reactions to it, and other mental health and trauma-related issues. To locate a measure of interest, enter specific search terms, or use the "domains" and "populations" filters to narrow the search.

CRTES-R - Child's Reaction to Traumatic Events Scale-Revised

A 23-item self-report measure designed to assess psychological responses to stressful life events. The measure is based on the Horowitz Impact of Events Scale and was initially modified to assess Intrusion and Avoidance symptoms based on DSM-III-R criteria.

CHS - Children's Hope Scale

A 6-item self-report questionnaire assessing children’s dispositional hope. The measure is “based on the premise that children are goal directed and that their goal-related thoughts can be understood according to two components: agency and pathways” (Snyder et al., 1997, p. 400).

CPTSD-I - Children's PTSD Inventory

The CPTSD-I is a structured clinician-administered interview for youths 6 to 18 years old that assesses PTSD symptoms and diagnoses, qualifying event, and current functioning.

DERS - Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale

The DERS is a brief, 36-item, self-report questionnaire designed to assess multiple aspects of emotion dysregulation. The measure yields a total score as well as scores on six scales derived through factor analysis.

Expectations Test

The Expectations Test is a child self-report measure developed to measure expectations for emotions, experiences, and efficacy for social situations in general and especially when there is a concern about sexual or physical abuse.

ECBI - Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory

This parent-rating scale is used to assess both the frequency of child disruptive behaviors and the extent to which the parent finds the child’s behavior troublesome. It has been widely used in treatment outcome studies for disruptive disorders.