PTSD Brief Screening Tools Series

PTSD Brief Screening Assessment A-1

PTSD Screening Assessment A-1 (Scenario 37)

In this PTSD Screening Assessment Tool, Jessica is a police officer who confronts traumatic situations daily and thus considers herself to be desensitized to trauma. She asserts that she is not a child and thus she no longer has nightmares.

PTSD Brief Screening Assessment A-2

PTSD Screening Assessment A-2 (Scenario 27) Chase recently survived a shooting at a gas station. He was shot twice as he tried to protect his girlfriend. His girlfriend died from her injuries. Memories of that incident continue to plague Chase. As a result he avoids gas stations.

PTSD Brief Screening Assessment A-3

PTSD Screening Assessment A-3 (Scenario 30) Julia is a teacher whose school was recently the site of a mass shooting. She is quiet, withdrawn, and currently experiences nightmares. Julia refuses to return to the school. She describes having feelings of detachment.

PTSD Brief Screening Assessment A-4

PTSD Screening Assessment A-4 (Scenario 38)

Virgil is a police officer who recently struggles with coping to the experience of making a violent arrest.

PTSD Brief Screening Assessment A-5

PTSD Screening Assessment A-5 (Scenario 39) Charlie is an EMT who was on call during the aftermath of a deadly hurricane. He responded to many traumatic incidents. Although he purposely tries not to think about the recent tragic events, he continues to feel he is an effective EMT who remains committed to his work.

PTSD Brief Screening Assessment A-6

Mackenzie is a teenager who can’t stop thinking about her friend and classmate Lizzie’s death. She was in the bathroom during the time a school shooter shot and killed Lizzie. Mackenzie is no longer able to attend school, is frightened by loud noises, and avoids participating in activities. She longingly says, “I used to do all sorts of stuff.”

PTSD Brief Screening Assessment Tool A-7

PTSD Screening Assessment A-7 (Scenario 36) Ray is a firefighter who recently lost his friend and colleague during a response to a fire. He currently experiences nightmares, avoids certain situations, is easily startled, and has feelings of detachment.