Trauma School Nurse Webinar Series #6
Screening Tools and Empirically Supported Treatments
The Child PTSD Symptom Scale
CRIES (Children’s Revised Impact of Event Scale)
Freely accessible. Instructions and forms available at: childrenandwar.org
American Academy of Pediatrics Publication
English 8 Question Version
Spanish 8 Question Version
English 13 Question Version
Spanish 13 Question Version
Stein et al., 2003
Articles on Screening Tools
A Systematic Review of Trauma Screen Measures for Children and Adolescents.
Eklund, K., Rossen, E., Koriakin, T., Chafouleas, S.M., Resnick, C., (2018). A systematic review of trauma screen measures for children and adolescents. School Psychology Quarterly, 33, 30-43. DOI: 10453830/18/512.00.
The Child PTSD Symptom Scale
Foa, E. B., Johnson, K. M., Feeny, N. C., & Treadwell, K. R. H. (2001). The Child PTSD Symptom Scale: A preliminary examination of its psychometric properties. Journal of Clinical Child Psychology, 30(3), 376-384.
Child and adolescent needs and strengths (CANS)
Kisiel, C., Lyons, J.S., Blaustein, M., Fehrenbach, T., Griffin, G., Germain, J., Saxe, G., Ellis, H., Praed Foundation, & National Child Traumatic Stress Network. (2011). Child and adolescent needs and strengths (CANS) manual: The NCTSN CANS Comprehensive – Trauma Version: A comprehensive information integration tool for children and adolescents exposed to traumatic events. Chicago, IL: Praed Foundation/Los Angeles, CA & Durham, NC: National Center for Child Traumatic Stress.
UCLA PTSD Reaction Index
Steinberg AM, Brymer MJ, Kim S, Ghosh C, Ostrowski SA, Gulley K, , Briggs, EC, Pynoos, RS (2013). Psychometric properties of the UCLA PTSD Reaction Index: Part 1, Journal of Traumatic Stress, 26, 1-9.
Steinberg, A. M., Brymer, M., Decker, K., & Pynoos, R. S. (2004). The UCLA PTSD Reaction Index. Current Psychiatry Reports, 6, 96-100.
Treatment Guides and PDF Resources
American Academy of Pediatrics
Trauma Guide – many resources for those dealing with trauma personally or for helping others who have experienced trauma
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Principles of Prevention – Trainings, infographics and resources
APA Presidential Task Force on PTSD and Trauma in Children and Adolescents
Children and Trauma: Tips for Mental Health Professionals.
American Psychological Association
Responding to Trauma in Schools
National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Age-Related Reactions to a Traumatic Event
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, & Suicide Prevention Resource Center. (2018).
After a suicide: A toolkit for schools (2nd ed.)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Coping with Grief after a Disaster or Traumatic Event.
Austin Area Referrals for Anxiety Treatment
Psychiatric Emergency Services
(PES – mobile unit): 512-472-4357
Austin Travis County Integral Care
Psychiatric Emergency Services: 512-454-3521
Texas Child Study Center
Austin Child Guidance Center (ACGC)
24-hour Mobile Crisis Outreach Team (MCOT)
Team members will come to your location to assess the situation and plan next steps.
- Bastrop, Elgin, Georgetown, Giddings, Gonzales, Hutto, La Grange, Luling, Marble Falls, Round Rock, Schulenburg, Seguin, and Taylor Counties: 1-800-841-1255
- Bandera, Blanco, Comal, Edwards, Gillespie, Hays, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, Llano, Mason, Medina, Menard, Real, Schleicher, Sutton, Uvalde, and Val Verde Counties: 1-877-466-0660
Websites and Organizations
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Bartlett, J. D., Griffin, J. L., Spinazzola, J., Fraser, J. G., Noroña, C. R., Bodian, R., … & Barto, B. (2018). The impact of a statewide trauma-informed care initiative in child welfare on the well-being of children and youth with complex trauma. Children and Youth Services Review, 84, 110-117.
Felitti, V.J., Anda, R.F., Nordenberg, D., Williamson, D.F., Spitz, A.M., Edwards, V., . . . Marks, J.S. (1998). Relationship of childhood abuse and household dysfunction to many of he leading causes of death in adults: The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 14, 245-258. http://dx.doi.org/10/1016/S0749-3797(98)00017-8.
Larkin H, Shields JJ, Anda RF. The health and social consequences of adverse childhood experiences (ACE) across the lifespan: an introduction to prevention and intervention in the community. J Prev Interv Community.2012;40(4):263-70.
Nock, M. K., Green, J.G., Hwang, I., McLaughlin, K.A., Sampson, N.A., Zaslavsky, A.M., & Kessler, R.C. (2013). Prevalence, correlates, and treatment of lifetime suicidal behavior among adolescents: results from the National Comorbidity Survey Replication Adolescent Supplement. JAMA psychiatry, 70(3), 300-310.
Posner, K., Melvin, G. A., Stanley, B., Oquendo, M. A., & Gould, M. (2007). Factors in the assessment of suicidality in youth. CNS spectrums, 12, 156-162.
Santiago, C. D., Raviv, T., & Jaycox, L. H. (2018). Creating healing school communities: School-based interventions for students exposed to trauma. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. https://doi-org.ezproxy.lib.utexas.edu/10.1037/0000072-000
CDC Streaming Health. “We Can Prevent ACEs.” ( 2018)