(TSCYC) Trauma Symptom Checklist for Young Children

by John N. Briere, PhD

(TSCYC) Trauma Symptom Checklist for Young Children

by John N. Briere, PhD
Benefits Provides a standardized, broadband trauma measure for very young children
Ages 3 to 12 years
Admin time Less than 20 minutes
Format Behavior rating scale completed by caregiver
Scores Scale scores plus a summary score for PTSD
Norms Based on a stratified national sample of 750 children; presented separately for males and females in three age groups (3 to 4, 5 to 9, and 10 to 12 years)
Publish Date 1999
Qualifications Level C required.
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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:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger/Aggression
  • Posttraumatic Stress—Intrusion
  • Posttraumatic Stress—Avoidance
  • Posttraumatic Stress—Arousal
  • Dissociation
  • 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.