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UCLA Child/Adolescent PTSD Reaction Index for DSM-5

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UCLA Child/Adolescent PTSD Reaction Index for DSM-5

Description

The UCLA Child/Adolescent PTSD Reaction Index for DSM-5 is the revision of the UCLA Child/Adolescent PTSD Reaction Index for DSM-IV. The new DSM-5 version is a semi-structured interview that assesses a child's trauma history and the full range of DSM-5 PTSD diagnostic criteria among school-age children and adolescents. A DSM-5 Parent/Caregiver version is also available. Translations in Spanish and German are complete, and additional language translations are underway.

Additional Resources

The National Center for Child Traumatic Stress offers a training videoLink will take you outside the VA website. VA is not responsible for the content of the linked site. for administration and scoring of the UCLA Child/Adolescent PTSD Reaction Index for DSM-5.

References

Steinberg, A. M., Brymer, M., Decker, K., Pynoos, R. S. (2004). The University of California at Los Angeles Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Reaction Index. Current Psychiatry Reports, 6: 96-100.

Steinberg, A. M., Brymer, M. J., Kim, S., Ghosh, C., Ostrowski, S. A., Gulley, K., Briggs, E. C., Pynoos, R. S. (2013). Psychometric properties of the UCLA PTSD Reaction Index: Part I. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 26: 1-9.

Elhai, J. D., Layne, C. M., Steinberg, A. S., Vrymer, M. J., Briggs, E. C., Ostrowski, S. A., Pynoos, R. S. (2013). Psychometric properties of the UCLA PTSD Reaction Index. Part 2: Investigating factor structure findings in a national clinic-referred youth sample. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 26: 10-18.

To Obtain Scale

Behavioral Health Innovations requires a licensing agreement for the use of the scale. For assistance, contact:

Preston Finley
Email: preston@reactionindex.com
For licensing, go to: www.reactionindex.comLink will take you outside the VA website. VA is not responsible for the content of the linked site.

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Measure availability: We provide information on a variety of measures assessing trauma and PTSD. These measures are intended for use by qualified mental health professionals and researchers. Measures authored by National Center staff are available as direct downloads or by request. Measures developed outside of the National Center can be requested via contact information available on the information page for the specific measure.


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