What is a Trauma Screening Tool or Process
Source: National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Journal Article | July 2018

Trauma screening is designed to be able to be administered to every child within a given system (such as child welfare) to determine whether he or she has experienced trauma, displays symptoms related to trauma exposure, and/or should be referred for a comprehensive trauma-informed mental health assessment. This article defines different types of screening tools and how to engage families in the screening process. Additional information can be found in their Screening and Assessment: Considerations for Implementation guide.

Posted: July 2019

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