Assessing trauma in the juvenile offender population: an exploration of the tscc and the crops
Flaherty, Catherine Stamateris
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The objective of this study was to determine the utility of the Child Report of Post-traumatic Symptoms (CROPS; Greenwald & Rubin, 1999) and the Trauma Symptom Checklist for Children (TSCC; Briere, 1996) in assessing for trauma symptomology among a sample of 46 female and 30 male adjudicated youth. Results indicated that for the TSCC, gender accounted for differences on the Anger, Sexual Concerns Total, and Sexual Concerns Dissociation subscales. Gender also accounted for differences on the CROPS Total Score. In addition, logistic regression revealed that in comparison to the CROPS, the TSCC Anxiety Scale made a significant contribution to prediction of trauma or no-trauma groups within the sample. Finally, results indicated that for the TSCC, more serious offenders differed significantly from less serious offenders on the Dissociation Fantasy subscale. No differences were found across types of offenders on the CROPS.