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Trauma Symptom Checklist for Children (TSCC)

The TSCC allows you to measure posttraumatic stress and related psychological symptomatology in children ages 8-16 years who have experienced traumatic events, such as physical or sexual abuse, major loss, or natural disasters, or who have been a witness to violence.

Features and benefits

  • Suitable for individual or group administration. This 54-item self-report measure can be administered in just 15-20 minutes.
  • Easy hand-scoring. Item responses are entered on the top page of a carbonless test booklet, automatically transferring to the scoring page underneath.

Test structure

  • 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. Profile Forms allow for conversion of raw scores to age- and sex-appropriate T scores and enable you to graph the results.
  • The TSCC-A, an alternate 44-item version of the measure, makes no reference to sexual issues.
  • Spanish-language forms are available.

Technical information

The TSCC scales are internally consistent (alpha coefficients for clinical scales range from .77 to .89 in the standardization sample) and exhibit reasonable convergent, discriminant, and predictive validity in normative and clinical samples.

Scoring software also available

The unlimited-use TSC-SP software automatically scores the TSCC, the TSCC-A, or the TSCYC™ after the client’s responses are entered by the clinician. It will generate a score report and graphic profile of the results.

The 12-item TSCC Screening Form screens for posttraumatic symptomology in just 5 minutes. 

The TSCYC is also available for younger children and covers ages 3 to 12.

Test Abbreviation: 
Registration Level: 
8 - 16
Country of origin: 
Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc.
15 - 20 minutes (untimed)
Work Area: 

Products available for this test

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All prices include GST

Product code Product title Price
8410KT TSCC Complete set (includes forms for 25 administrations) $690.00
8410M Trauma Symptom Checklist for Children: Manual $230.00
8410KTA TSCC Alternative Complete Kit $690.00
8410B Trauma Symptom Checklist for Children: Test Booklets (pk 25) $270.00
8410BA Trauma Symptom Checklist for Children: Alternative Test Booklets (pk25) $270.00
8410PM Trauma Symptom Checklist for Children: Male Profiles (pk 25) $160.00
8410PF Trauma Symptom Checklist for Children: Female Profiles (pk 25) $160.00
8410SP Trauma Symptom Checklist for Children: Scoring programme $850.00
8410CYSP TSCC/TSCYC Scoring Software Kit (CD-ROM) $1,650.00