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Child Sexual Behavior Inventory

William N. Friedrich, PhD, ABPP

Helps you evaluate children who have been, or may have been, sexually abused
Paper and pencil, Online administration and scoring via PARiConnect, E-Manual
Age range:
2 years to 12 years
5–10 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

The CSBI is a measure of sexual behavior in children that is completed by the mother or other primary female caregiver.

Features and benefits

  • For use with children ages 2–12 years who have been or may have been sexually abused.
  • Covers nine major content domains: Boundary Issues, Gender Role Behavior, Sexual Interest, Sexual Knowledge, Exhibitionism, Self-Stimulation, Sexual Intrusiveness, Voyeuristic Behavior, and Sexual Anxiety.
  • Written at a fifth-grade reading level; the primary female caregiver indicates how often she has observed each of the listed behaviors during the preceding 6 months.
  • Normed on 1,114 children from a wide range of socioeconomic backgrounds in the general population. Data from 512 children from child abuse centers also are presented.

Test structure

  • The CSBI Total scale indicates the overall level of sexual behavior the child exhibits.
  • The Developmentally Related Sexual Behavior (DRSB) scale indicates sexual behaviors that can be considered normative for the child’s age and gender.
  • The Sexual Abuse Specific Items (SASI) scale indicates sexual behaviors that can be viewed as relatively atypical for the child’s age and gender; such behaviors raise the suspicion of possible sexual abuse.
  • Administration and scoring are available 24/7 on PARiConnect, our online assessment platform.