Please note: The information below is provided as resource information only. All assessment and intervention resources require appropriate training and supervision for clinical use by mental health professionals. (Links open in new browser windows).

Crosswalk between Diagnostic Classifications 0-3, ICD 9 CM and DSM IVR
(2007) Michigan Department of Community Health
This guide to clinical assessment and diagnosis was created by the Michigan Department of Community Health—Mental Health Services to Children and Families

Parenting Stress Index
(ND) Richard A. Abidin
While its primary focus is on the preschool child, the PSI can be used with parents of children 1 month to 12 years of age and younger. The PSI/SF yields a Total Stress score from three scales: Parental Distress, Parent-Child Dysfunctional Interaction, and Difficult Child. It comes in two forms — 101-items format that takes 20-25 minutes for the parent to complete and the 36 item Short Form (PSI/SF) that takes 10 minutes, which is useful for those in primary care, school, or mental health clinic settings where the parent-child dyad is not the primary focus of the assessment.
Available from Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc.

The DC: 0-3R Multi-Axial System
This multi-axial classification system is useful in clinical formulation, focusing the clinician’s attention on the factors that may be contributing to the difficulties of the infant or young child, adaptive strengths, and additional areas of functioning in which intervention may be needed — including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Trauma Symptom Checklist for Young Children (TSCYC)
(ND) John Briere
A 90-item caretaker report instrument developed for the assessment of trauma related symptoms in children ages 3-12. It contains two reporter validity scales and eight clinical scales. The scales allow a detailed evaluation of posttraumatic stress symptoms and a tentative PTSD diagnosis. Cost varies by order volume.
Available from Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc.

Traumatic Events Screening Inventory — Parent Report Revised (TESI-PRR)
(2002) Ippen, C.G., Ford, J., Acker, M., Bosquet, K., Ellis, C., Schiffman, J., Ribbe, D., Cone, P., Lukovitz, M., & Edwards, J.
The TESI is 24-item a parent or caregiver report inventory available for use with parents of children under 7 and can also be used with any age child. The TESI inquires about a variety of traumatic events, including current and previous injuries, hospitalizations, domestic violence, community violence, disasters, accidents, physical, and sexual abuse. For any event, a child’s or parent’s endorsement of the event meets Criterion A of PTSD. Subsequent questions examine whether the event involved threat to the child’s or other’s physical integrity and whether the child’s reactions rises to the level of Criterion B of PTSD (i.e. whether the child’s emotional reaction includes extreme fear, helplessness, horror, confusion or agitation). Each form takes 20 – 30 minutes to complete.
Available through the National Center for PTSD, VA Medical and Regional Office Center

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