The CSBI is a parent report (mother or primary female caregiver) measure of sexual behaviour in children. It is intended for use with children who have been or may have been sexually abused. It is essential that the CSBI be used in combination with other clinical measures and procedures. The booklet contains 38 items assessing a range of sexual behaviours that cover nine major content domains:
Gender role behaviour
The number of times the listed behaviours have been observed in the last six months are indicated on a 4-point scale. Three clinical scales are yielded: total scale; developmentally related sexual behaviour scale; and the sexual abuse specific items scale.