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Trauma Symptom Checklist for Children Screening Form

John Briere, PhD

Screens for acute and chronic posttraumatic symptomatology in children
Paper and pencil
Age range:
8 years to 17 years
5 minutes and score
Qualification level:
A degree, certificate, or license to practice in a health care profession or occupation, including (but not limited to) the following: medicine, neurology, nursing, occupational therapy and other allied health care professions, physician's assistants, psychiatry, social work; plus appropriate training and experience in the ethical administration, scoring, and interpretation of clinical behavioral assessment instruments. Certain health care providers may be eligible to purchase selected "B" and "C" level instruments within their area of expertise. Specifically, relevant supervised clinical experience using tests (i.e., internship, residency, etc.) in combination with formal coursework ( i.e., Tests and Measurement, Individual Assessment, or equivalent) qualifies a health care provider to purchase certain restricted products. Any PAR Customer already qualified to purchase a "B" or "C" level product, is also qualified to purchase an "S" level product. If you are not already qualified to purchase a "B"or "C" level product from PAR, please download and complete the special Qualification Form for Medical and Allied Health Professionals. (You will need Adobe Acrobat to view.) Close

Now available! The TSCC Screening Form allows you to quickly screen for posttraumatic stress and related psychological symptomatology in children ages 8-17 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. 

Features and benefits

  • Carbonless form takes just 5 minutes to administer and score.
  • Quickly indicates whether a child or youth is at risk for clinically significant psychological disturbance.
  • Does not require an advanced degree or training to administer and score. 
  • Can be administered individually or in a group setting. 
  • Supports the trauma informed care approach to treatment. 

Test structure

  • Derived from the TSCC. Selected items were best at predicting overall trauma and sexual-related symptomatology.
  • Includes 12 items and two subscales—General Trauma and Sexual Concerns—that are scored separately.
  • Features separate cutoff scores (derived from TSCC normative data) for boys and girls ages 8-12 years and ages 13-17 years. 

Technical information

  • Normative data (N = 3,955) features self-reports of children ages 8-17 years from three nonclinical samples.
  • Internal consistency coefficients are in the good-to-excellent range.
  • Test–retest reliability was r = .80 (p < .001) for each scale.

Available in Spanish

TSCC-SF Hand-Scorable Answer Sheets have been translated into U.S. Spanish to assist clinicians with bilingual and Spanish-speaking children and families. A Spanish Kit is also available. This product uses English norms only.