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Trauma Symptom Checklist for Young Children Screening Form

John Briere, PhD

Helps identify possible child victims of trauma
Paper and pencil, Online administration and scoring via PARiConnect
Age range:
3 years to 12 years
5 minutes
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

In Just 5 Minutes, Administer the Trauma Screening Form to Individuals or Groups of Parents/Caregivers


The TSCYC Screening Form allows you to quickly screen the parents or caregivers of children ages 3-12 years for symptoms of trauma and determine if follow-up evaluation and treatment is warranted.

Features and benefits

  • Provides a valid, reliable, and standardized means to screen child victims of trauma.
  • Supports the trauma informed care approach to treatment.
  • Takes just 5 minutes to administer and score.
  • Quickly indicates whether a child is at risk for clinically significant psychological disturbance.
  • Useful for clinicians who see large numbers of children in short periods of time.
  • Does not require an advanced degree or training to administer and score.
  • Can be administered individually or in a group setting.
  • Our Understanding Trauma and COVID-19: What School Professionals Can Do to Help presentation provides information about the effects of quarantine, describes what to expect when students return to school, and offers ways to help.


Available in Spanish

TSCYC-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.