Trauma Symptom Checklist for Young Children (TSCYC) Answer Sheets


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The TSCYC is the first fully standardized and normed broadband trauma measure for young children who have been exposed to traumatic events such as child abuse, peer assault, and community violence.

Features and benefits

  • Caretaker report is valid and easy to administer.
  • Caretakers rate each of 90 symptoms on a four-point scale according to how frequently the symptom occurred in the previous month.

Test structure

  • Eight clinical scales (Anxiety, Depression, Anger/Aggression, Posttraumatic Stress-Intrusion, Posttraumatic Stress-Avoidance, Posttraumatic Stress-Arousal, Dissociation, and Sexual Concerns) and a summary scale provide valuable information to help you evaluate acute and chronic symptomatology and provide information on other symptoms found in many traumatized children.
  • Specific scales ascertain the validity of the caretaker’s report.
  • PTSD Diagnosis Worksheet helps you evaluate PTSD criteria, providing a possible PTSD diagnosis.
  • Contains separate norms for males and females and for three age groups: 3-4 years, 5-9 years, and 10-12 years.
  • TSCYC scale patterns have been found to predict different forms of trauma exposure in a published study of traumatized children.
  • Associated with the occurrence of trauma in several samples including the standardization sample (N = 750), a subset of abused children (n = 104), and a subset of sexually abused children (n =45).