Assessing the effects of trauma in children and adolescents in practice settings.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Assessment is a critical part of understanding and addressing the needs of children and adolescents exposed to trauma. A comprehensive approach to assessment that measures a range of traumatic exposures and domains of impact and uses multiple informants and techniques over time is needed to best capture the complexity of needs and presentations of traumatized youth. This approach provides a pathway to effective treatment planning. The purpose of this article is to offer a comprehensive overview of the assessment of childhood trauma, with a focus on specific tools and techniques, and the use of assessment information in practice settings.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kisiel, C; Conradi, L; Fehrenbach, T; Torgersen, E; Briggs, EC

Published Date

  • April 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 23 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 223 - vii

PubMed ID

  • 24656577

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-0490

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.chc.2013.12.007


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States