New aces/resilience screening tool
Recently, I was privileged to attend the American Academy of Pediatrics - Trauma Informed Pediatric Provider Course in San Antonio, Texas where leaders in trauma treatment from around the U.S. came together to share information and updates in the field. While there I got a sneak preview of this screening tool which is now being released for free from Utah's Trauma-Resiliency Collaborative. It was developed to be used in healthcare clinics but could also be used in many other situations such as therapy, counseling, intake at shelters or resource centers, etc. It is currently being used and information gathered for the validation process. If you'd like to participate, you can follow the instructions to use it in your setting and return filled out screens to the TRC. There are instructions for follow up with PTSD screens or depression screens when indicated. This screen has been shown to show sources of distress that may be missed on a depression screen alone. I hope it is a blessing to many.
Link to article explaining development of HRSQ
Link to HRSQ screen with instructions
Laura Shamblin, MD
Editor-in-chief of TraumaInformedMD.com