National Center Manuals and Resources
Child and Adolescent Trauma Measures: A Review - This manual includes information about 36 trauma assessment tools. The following free tools are included (contact information is given for those tools that must be purchased):
Adolescent Dissociate Experiences Scale-II
Childhood Trauma Questionnaire
Child Dissociative Checklist
Child PTSD Symptom Scale
Child’s Reaction to Traumatic Events Scale
Clinician Administered PTSD Scale For Children and Adolescents
Lifetime Incidence of Traumatic Events
Los Angeles Symptoms Checklist
Pediatric Emotional Distress Scale
Survey of Exposure to Community Violence
Traumatic Events Screening Inventory
The 12 Core Concepts for Understanding Traumatic Stress Response in Childhood -This document is included in the appendix of the Faculty and Field Instruction Facilitator Manuals.
ACES Study - “The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study is one of the largest investigations ever conducted to assess associations between childhood maltreatment and later-life health and well-being. The study is a collaboration between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Kaiser Permanente’s Health Appraisal Clinic in San Diego” (CDC).
Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACES) list of publications (CDC).
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES)- Response website being developed to “mobilize comprehensive responses to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) across the lifespan in order to prevent ACEs and their consequences” (ACE Response).
Anda, R. (2007) The Health and Social Impact of Growing Up with Adverse Childhood Experiences: The Human and Economic Cost of the Status Quo. A report of key findings by the Co-Principal Investigator of the study.
Comprehensive ACES information website (Health Presentations)
Council on Social Work Education
Advanced Social Work Practice in Trauma (CSWE)
Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress (PILOTS) – database of the Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD
Helping Children Cope with Disaster
Catastrophic Mass Violence Resources (NCTSN)
Resources for School Personnel (NCTSN)
Psychological First Aid (NCTSN) - for all ages
Psychological First Aid for Schools (PFA-S) ”Psychological First Aid for Schools is an evidence-informed approach for assisting children, adolescents, adults, and families in the aftermath of a school crisis, disaster, or terrorism event” (NCTSN)
Natural Disaster Resources (NCTSN)
Volk, K.T., Guarino K., Grandin M., and Clervil, R. (2008) What about You? A Workbook for those who work with others. The National Center on Family Homelessness.
Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS)
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
NCTSN Learning Center for Child and Adolescent Trauma
Social Work Research Network
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD
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