Tool Kit

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Patient Fact Sheets

Antidepressant Education Fact Sheet –EnglishEspañol
Counseling Education Fact Sheet – EnglishEspañol
Depression Fact Sheet – EnglishEspañol
NIMH Depression Brochure for Men – EnglishEspañol
NIMH PTSD Brochure – EnglishEspañol 

Information for Clinicians

National Institute of Mental Health PTSD Overview
PTSD: An Overview by the National Center for PTSD
Domestic Violence Overview

Trauma Informed Care: Perspectives and Resources

Created by the Georgetown University National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health and JBS International, Inc., this new free online tool aims to support state and local decision-makers, administrators, providers, parents, and youth and family advocates to become more trauma informed. The tool includes video interviews, issue briefs, key resources, and links that will be updated monthly to keep up with new developments in the field.

Access through: Georgetown TA Center website or JBS International website

Assessments Instruments

PHQ-9 – EnglishEspañol
PHQ – EnglishEspañol
PTSD Checklist
Stressful Life Events Questionnaire
Trauma History Questionnaire - OriginalEspañol


Assessment Instrument Publications and Information

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Spitzer, R.L ., Kroenke, K ., & Williams J.B . (1999). Validation and utility of a self-report version of PRIME-MD: the PHQ primary care study. Primary Care Evaluation of Mental Disorders. Patient Health Questionnaire. JAMA, 282, 1737-1744.

Spitzer, R.L ., Williams, J.B ., Kroenke, K ., Hornyak, R ., & McMurray, J . (2002). Validity and utility of the PRIME-MD patient health questionnaire in assessment of 3000 obstetric-gynecologic patients: the PRIME-MD Patient Health Questionnaire Obstetrics-Gynecology Study. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 183, 759-769.

Kroenke K , Spitzer RL , Williams JB . (2001). The PHQ-9: validity of a brief depression severity measure. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 16 , 606-613.

Kroenke,K ., Spitzer, R.L ., & Williams, J.B . (2003). The Patient Health Questionnaire-2: Validity of a two-item depression screener. Medical Care, 41, 1284-1292.

PTSD Checklist

Blanchard, E.B., Jones-Alexander, J., Buckley, T.C., & Forneris, C.A. (1996). Psychometric properties of the PTSD Checklist (PCL). Behaviour Research and Therapy, 34, 669-673.

Lang, A.J., & Stein, M.B. (2005). An abbreviated PTSD checklist for use as a screening instrument in primary care. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 43, 585-594.

Stressful Life Events Screening Questionnaire (SLESQ)

Green, B.L., Chung, J.Y., Daroowalla, A., Kaltman, S., & DeBenedictis, C. (2006). Evaluating the cultural validity of the Stressful Life Events Questionnaire. Violence against Women, 12, 1191-1213.
Goodman, L., Corcoran, C., Turner, K., Yuan, N., & Green, B.L. (1998). Assessing traumatic event exposure: General issues and preliminary findings for the Stressful Life Events Screening Questionnaire. Journal of Traumatic Stress , 11 , 521-42.

Trauma History Questionnaire (THQ)

Hooper, L. M., Stockton, P., Krupnick, J., & Green, B. L. (2011). The development, use, and psychometric properties of the Trauma History Questionnaire. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 16, 258-283.

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