Trauma Screening Tools

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study

  • A 10-item self-report questionnaire to identify childhood adverse experiences of abuse and neglect.
  • Ages 12-17.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Kaiser Permanente (collaboration).
  • View a copy of the ACE questions.

The Children’s Hope Scale (CHS)

  • A 6-item self-report questionnaire assessing children’s dispositional hope.
  • Ages 8-19.
  • University of Kansas-Lawrence.

Trauma Screening Checklist

  • 4- Item Caregiver report.
  • Identifying Children at Risk ages 6-17.
  • Southwest Michigan Children’s Trauma Assessment Center.

Traumatic Events Screening Inventory (TESI-CRF-R/ TESI-PRR)

  • 24-item Caregiver report.
  • Ages 0-7.
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs- National Center for PTSD.

Traumatic Stress Screen for Children and Adolescents (TSSCA)

  • Six-item self-report report.
  • Ages 3-18.
  • University of Minnesota.