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Trauma Symptom Checklist for Children

John Briere, PhD

Evaluates acute and chronic posttraumatic symptomatology
Paper and pencil, Online administration and scoring via PARiConnect
Age range:
8 years to 16 years
15-20 minutes
Qualification level:
A degree from an accredited 4-year college or university in psychology, counseling, speech-language pathology, or a closely related field plus satisfactory completion of coursework in test interpretation, psychometrics and measurement theory, educational statistics, or a closely related area; or license or certification from an agency that requires appropriate training and experience in the ethical and competent use of psychological tests. Close

Evaluate Acute and Chronic Posttraumatic Symptomology in Children Ages 8 to 16

The TSCC allows you to measure posttraumatic stress and related psychological symptomatology in children ages 8-16 years who have experienced traumatic events, such as physical or sexual abuse, major loss, or natural disasters, or who have been a witness to violence.

The 20-item TSCC Screening Form allows you to screen for posttraumatic symptomatology in just 5 minutes. The TSCC Screening Form consists of two subscales: General Trauma (12 items) and Sexual Concerns (8 items). Also available in Spanish.

Features and benefits

  • Suitable for individual or group administration. This 54-item self-report measure can be administered in just 15-20 minutes.
  • Easy administration and scoring in PARiConnect. 
  • The TSCC-A, an alternate version of the measure, makes no reference to sexual issues.

Available in Spanish

TSCC Test Booklets have been translated into U.S. Spanish. This product uses English norms only. 


To learn more about the TSCC, visit PAR Training and watch an instructional video!