Trauma History of Clients Served by Ambit
Over the course of TF-CBT treatment, clinicians use standardized clinical assessments to assess children’s post-traumatic stress symptoms. These clinical assessments include the Trauma Symptom Checklist for Children (TSCC-A) and the UCLA PTSD Index for DSM-IV (UCLA). The TSCC-A assesses for post-traumatic stress symptoms, including anxiety, dissociation, anger, depression, and PTSD. The UCLA assesses for overall PTSD and provides therapists with an additional tool for determining if a client meets diagnostic criteria for PTSD. In addition, the UCLA assesses children’s presentation of other PTSD symptoms, including avoidance, re-experiencing, and arousal.
Children who are being treated for trauma using the TF-CBT model are assessed at baseline, three-month follow-ups, and at the end of treatment. The charts below demonstrate the change in symptoms that children experience during the course of treatment using the TF-CBT model. For these charts, children were included for whom the assessment was completed at baseline and their most recent follow-up interview with assessment data.
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