About This Product
BY JOHN N. BRIERE, PHD
The TSCYC evaluates acute and chronic posttraumatic symptomatology and other psychological sequelae of traumatic events in children as young as 3.
Using a 4-point response scale, caretakers rate 90 symptoms according to observed frequency during the previous month. Unlike most caretaker reports, the TSCYC includes validity scales and norm-referenced data on the number of waking hours the caretaker actually spends with the child (ranging from less than 1 to more than 60 hours per week).
The TSCYC contains eight clinical scales:
- Posttraumatic Stress—Intrusion
- Posttraumatic Stress—Avoidance
- Posttraumatic Stress—Arousal
- Sexual Concerns
These scales provide a detailed picture of posttraumatic stress. In addition, a useful worksheet helps you establish a PTSD diagnosis in children 5 years and older, and evaluate DSM-IV criteria for PTSD in those who are younger.