Identifying trauma symptomatology among adjudicated youth using the BASC-2-SRP and CROPS
Perkins, Amanda Marie
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The objective of this study was to determine the ability of the Behavior Assessment System for Children, Self Report of Personality-Adolescent, 2nd edition (BASC-2-SRP-A; Reynolds & Kamphaus, 2004) to predict trauma symtomatology based on the Child Report of Posttraumatic Stress (CROPS; Greenwald & Rubin, 1999) among a sample of 59 male and 59 female adjudicated youth. Results indicated that 52.5% (N = 62) of juvenile offenders’ CROPS scores fell within the clinically significant range, with females scoring significantly higher than males. Results also support the construct validity of the 26 item CROPS. In addition, logistic regression revealed that clinically significant CROPS scores were predicted by BASC-2-SRP Social Stress and Somatization scale scores. A second logistic regression indicated that among youth with significant CROPS scores, gender was predicted by Sensation Seeking and Depression scale scores. The results of the analysis support the validity of the CROPS and suggest that, with further analysis, the BASC-2-SRP may have the potential to identify profiles of juvenile offenders with a history of trauma.