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Childhood Family Functioning Scale



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Childhood Family Functioning Scale

Scale in the Deployment Risk and Resilience Inventory-2
DRRI-2 Section: B
Survey Label: "Childhood Family Experiences"


Measures quality of family relationships in the family of origin in terms of communication (e.g., getting along well with family members) and closeness among family members (e.g., being affectionate with family members).

Sample Item

  • Item: I felt like I fit in with my family.
  • Response: 5-point Likert (1 = "Strongly disagree" to 5 = "Strongly agree")

To Obtain Scale

This measure was created by staff at VA's National Center for PTSD.

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Our PTSD Consultation Program can answer administration or scoring questions: or 866-948-7880.

Measure availability: Information on measures is available to everyone. However, the assessment tools themselves can only be distributed to qualified mental health professionals and researchers. We maintain measures developed by affiliated staff of the National Center for PTSD.

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