At Dawn, we provide treatment measures to assist in fully understanding symptoms, to guide treatment, and to show the effectiveness of treatment. The following assessments are offered:

We screen clients for exposure to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and trauma. ACEs (traumatic events that occur before a child reaches 18) are connected to a person’s health and behavior outcomes later in life. The higher the ACEs score, the higher the risk of disease, social, and emotional problems.

The Adverse Childhood Experiences Questionnaire (ACE Q) is a 10-item self-report measure developed to identify childhood experiences of abuse and neglect

The BERS-2 measures several aspects of a child’s strength: interpersonal strength, involvement with family, intrapersonal strength, school functioning, affective strength, and career strength.

The Trauma Symptom Checklist is a measure of symptomatic distress in adults arising from childhood or adult traumatic experiences. It measures aspects of post-traumatic stress as well as other symptoms found in some traumatized individuals.

This clinician-administered instrument provides a method to evaluate the frequency and intensity of individual symptoms, as well as the impact of the symptoms on social and occupational functioning.

Trauma informed feedback provides our clients with the opportunity to help steer treatment in order to tailor treatment to individual needs.