Child PTSD Symptom Scale (CPSS-Sy)

Published by
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), Institute for Development, Research, Advocacy and Applied Care (IDRAAC), Médecins du Monde (MdM)
Authored by
Fiona S. McEwen, Tania Bosqui, Vanessa Kyrillos, Patricia Moghames, Nicolas Chehade, Cassandra Popham, Paul Bolton, Dahlia Saab, Georges E. Karam, Elie G. Karam, Michael Pluess
Use: Screening, Basic research
Resource Category: Mental Health
Psychosocial Support
Social and Emotional Learning

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The Child PTSD Symptom Scale (CPSS-Sy) is a self-report questionnaire designed to assess the severity of DSM-IV PTSD symptoms in children aged 8-18 years. It was adapted for Syrian children and tested with a Syrian refugee population, aged 8-17 years, living in Lebanon in informal tented settlements.

Please download below a package with the measure in English and Arabic, training materials in Arabic, training material instructions in English, and the technical working paper in English.

For more information, please contact Fiona McEwen at