The TSCC is a self-report measure of posttraumatic stress and related psychological symptomatology in children ages 8-16 years who have experienced traumatic events (e.g., physical or sexual abuse, major loss, natural disaster, or witness violence). The 54-item TSCC includes two validity scales (Underresponse and Hyperresponse), six clinical scales (Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Posttraumatic Stress, Dissociation, and Sexual Concerns), and eight critical items. The alternate 44-item version (TSCC-A) is identical to the TSCC, except it makes no reference to sexual issues (and has no Sexual Concerns scale) and includes seven Critical Items.
This instrument is suitable for individual or group administration. Item responses on a 4- point scale are entered on the top page of the carbonless test booklet. Item responses are automatically transferred to the scoring page underneath, allowing for easy hand scoring. Profile Forms allow for the conversion of raw scores to age- and sex-appropriate T scores and graphing of the results.