Research and Assessment

We are finally beginning to see the development of child specific measures of children's exposure to and reactions to traumatic events.
• Scales for Assessing Posttraumatic Responses of Children

Thanks to the work of Gil Skidmore, M.Ed., data has been collected which allowed a major revision and refinement to be made in the World View Survey, a measure designed to assess important beliefs that may be changed by traumatic experience

• The World View Survey: Measuring Beliefs

The childhood PTSD scales are now into Version 4. So if your copies do not have a small R4 on the bottom of each page, you might want to consider requesting the latest versions.
• New Revised Versions of the Childhood PTSD Measures

Source: Fletcher, K.E. (1996). Childhood posttraumatic stress disorder. In E.J. Mash & R.A. Barkley (Eds.), Child psychopathology (pp. 242-276). NY: The Guilford Press. The child data is from the empirical literature up to the first quarter of 1993. See this source for more information about samples included in this meta-analysis, as well as for a discussion of the possible reasons for differences between child and adult prevalence rates.
• Table 1. Prevalence of Posttraumatic Responses Among Children and Adults

Source: Fletcher, K.E. (1996). Childhood posttraumatic stress disorder. In E.J. Mash & R.A. Barkley (Eds.), Child psychopathology (pp. 242-276). NY: The Guilford Press. The child data is from the empirical literature up to the first quarter of 1993.
• Table 2. Prevalence of Posttraumatic Responses Among Children Exposed to Different Stressors

This study represents a secondary analysis of data available through the Fort Bragg Evaluation Project (FBEP), a comprehensive five-year evaluation of children's comparative mental health outcomes, service utilization, and cost of services between a continuum of mental health services provided by the demonstration project and a traditional service system.
• Outcomes for a Referred Sample of Children

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