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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 symptoms and diagnostic criteria among school-age children and adolescents. Also available:

  • DSM-5 Parent/Caregiver version and a Parent/Caregiver version for Children Aged 6 and Younger
  • Various translations for each of the instruments
  • UCLA Brief Screen for Child/Adolescent Trauma and PTSD
  • UCLA Brief COVID-19 Screen for Child/Adolescent PTSD

Behavioral Health Innovations, a leader in the evidence-based assessment of trauma and PTSD in children and adolescents, has made a Ukrainian translation of the UCLA Brief Screen for Trauma and PTSD available free of charge to support behavioral health services for children, adolescents, and their families severely traumatized by the war in Ukraine.

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. For questions about training, contact: www.hathaway-sycamores.org/Link will take you outside the VA website. VA is not responsible for the content of the linked site.

References

Kaplow, J. B., Rolon-Arroyo, B., Layne, C. M., Oosterhoff, B., Hill, R., Steinberg, A. M., & Pynoos, R. S. (2020). Validation of the UCLA PTSD Reaction Index for DSM-5: A developmentally informed assessment tool for trauma-exposed youth. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 59(1), 186-194. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaac.2018.10.019

Rolon-Arroyo, B., Oosterhoff, B., Layne, C. M., Steinberg, A. M., Pynoos, R. S., & Kaplow, J. B. (2020). The UCLA PTSD Reaction Index for DSM-5 Brief Form: A screening tool for trauma-exposed youths. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 59(3) 434-443. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaac.2019.06.015

Steinberg, A. M., Layne, C. M., Briggs, E. C., Liang, L., Brymer, M. J., Belin, T. R., Fairbank, J. A., & Pynoos, R. S. (2019). Benefits of treatment completion over premature termination: Findings from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. Psychiatry: Interpersonal and Biological Processes, 82(2):113-127. https://doi.org/10.1080/00332747.2018.1560584

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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11920-004-0048-2

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): 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1002/jts.21780

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(1): 10-18. https://doi.org/10.1002/jts.21755

To Obtain Scale

Behavioral Health Innovations requires a licensing agreement for the use of the scale.

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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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