PTSD Pie Chart (all ages)

One of the LCTP's goals was to to provide an objective measure to monitor a child's mental well-being over time. The Trauma and Behavioral Health Screen is administered to all children every six months, allowing caseworkers and clinicians to regularly re-assess the child's mental health treatment. These graphs illustrate progress between a child's first TBH screen and a child's 6-month followup screen.

Last updated Sept. 25, 2017

15
Initial Screen Below Cutoff
Followup Below Cutoff
6
Initial Screen Above Cutoff
Followup Below Cutoff
4
Initial Screen Below Cutoff
Followup Above Cutoff
4
Initial Screen Above Cutoff
Followup Above Cutoff

Data-Based Conclusions

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PTSD is extremely prevalent in the LA child welfare population. Depending on the age group, 7% to 37% of this demographic are likely to have PTSD. 

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Caregivers and children tend to endorse different symptoms—emphasizing the necessity to complete two different screens. 

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Internalizing and externalizing problems also appear in this population more than in the general population.

How can I help or get help?

It is important for the well-being of youths to screen for and identify PTSD so that they can get timely treatment.

Use the Trauma and Behavioral Health (TBH) screen to assess for PTSD in children.

Use our directory to find clinicians trained in Youth PTSD Treatment.

Enroll in our online PTSD training course. If you are a licensed clinician, you may be eligible to receive CEUs.