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READINGS and RESEARCH


Assessment of Complex Trauma by Mental Health Professionals


Source:

National Child  Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

Audience:

Behavioral Health


About:

This document provides general guidelines and helpful tips for assessing complex trauma in children and youth. They provide recommendations derived from clinical expertise and published articles.


Family Trauma Assessment: Tips for Clinicians


Source:

National Child  Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

Audience:

Behavioral Health


About:

This fact sheet details the importance of trauma assessment and guides clinicians in the assessment process. It includes information on engagement, best practices in trauma assessment, measurement, and feedback.


Comprehensive Trauma-Informed MH Assessment Process Slides: 5 Approaches to Using Measurement in Children’s MH Systems


Source:

Chadwick Center for Children and Families

Audience:

Child Welfare


About:

This presentation provides an introduction to the TI-MAP model, assessment principles, and key elements.


The Assessment of Developmental Trauma in Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review


Source:

Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry

Audience:

Behavioral Health


About:

This article reviews assessment tools developed since 2004  and examines them in the context of assessing and diagnosing complex trauma

Conducting a Trauma-Informed Mental Health Assessment in a CAC


Source:

National Child  Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

Audience:

Behavioral Health


About:

This fact sheet provides information on why conducting a trauma-informed mental health assessment is important for those working in a CAC