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Trauma Symptom Checklist for Young Children

John Briere, PhD

Evaluates acute and chronic posttraumatic symptomatology in young children
Paper and pencil, Online administration and scoring via PARiConnect
Age range:
3 years to 12 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

Parent/Caretaker Test of Trauma Symptoms in Children Ages 3 to 12 Years

Evaluate acute and chronic posttraumatic symptoms in children with the TSCYC with this 90 item questionnaire. This is the first fully standardized and normed broadband trauma measure for caretakers of young children ages 3-12 years who have been exposed to traumatic events such as child abuse, peer assault, and community violence.

Features and benefits

  • Caretaker report is valid and easy to administer.
  • Caretakers rate each of 90 symptoms on a four-point scale according to how frequently the symptom occurred in the previous month.
  • Administer and score using PARiConnect.
  • The 20-item TSCYC Screening Form screens for posttraumatic symptomatology in just 5 minutes. The TSCYC Screening Form consists of two subscales: General Trauma (12 items) and Sexual Concerns (8 items). Also available in Spanish.

Available in Spanish

TSCYC Reusable Item Booklets and Hand-Scorable Answer Sheets have been translated into U.S. Spanish. This product uses English norms only. 


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