Trauma Screening Tools

Life Events Checklist (LEC-5)

  • A 16-item self-report questionnaire.
  • Ages 18+.
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs- National Center for PTSD.

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) 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)

Trauma Screening Checklist

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

The Children’s Hope Scale (CHS)

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

Traumatic Stress Screen for Children and Adolescents (TSSCA)

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