Identify adolescent and adult clients with histories of trauma
Conduct a reliable, valid screening for a history of child abuse and neglect with the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire (CTQ). In just five minutes, you can administer CTQ to adolescents and adults to identify traumatic childhood conditions.
Effective Clinical Tool
This 28-item self-report is useful with individuals referred for a broad range of psychiatric symptoms and problems, including:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Eating disorders
- Suicide attempts
- Personality disorders
- Sexual problems
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Physical neglect
- Emotional neglect
The questionnaire also includes a Minimization/Denial scale for detecting individuals who may be underreporting traumatic events.
Interpretive guidelines are provided to help you identify likely cases of abuse and neglect at three levels of severity: low, moderate, and severe. The CTQ Manual offers advice about the instrument's clinical uses, including:
- Formulating treatment plans
- Conducting child custody investigations
- Assessing special populations
CTQ scores can be compared to data from more than 2,200 males and females from seven different clinical and community samples, representing a broad range of ages, socioeconomic status and different racial/ethnic groups.
- Very stable over time
- Good convergent and divergent validity with trauma histories from other measures
- Highly sensitive to identifying individuals with verified histories