The Children and War Foundation is a charity registered in Norway (Ref:882 577 252) and recognised by HMRC (Ref; NO2) to receive Gift Aid on donations from UK taxpayers


Since most wars and disasters occur in resource poor areas, we are determined to give away our products as cheaply as possible. Therefore with the agreement of the original copyright holders, we have made measures available to download free from our website.  We have also encouraged people to undertake proper translations and back translations and to share their findings with us. The translated measures are then added to our website.

We are indebted to the Mardi Horowitz and Peter Birleson for permission to adapt their pioneering measures of stress reactions (Impact of Events Scale) and depression (Depression Self-rating Scale) respectively. We also thank Richard Meiser-Stedman, for developing the children’s version of Post-Traumatic Cognitions Inventory (cPTCI).

We are aware that many people wishing to help children may be unfamiliar with the need to obtain valid measures.  They do not want long, unwieldy questionnaires, and these measures have been developed with this in in mind. Gradually, we have also added other measures and made them available on our website.


Please click on the relevant heading for downloading the measures.

Children’s Revised Impact of Event Scale (CRIES)

Depression self-rating scale for children (DSRS)

Post-traumatic Cognitions Inventory- child version (cPTCI)

Trauma Memory Quality Questionnaire (TMQQ)

Other measures


If you wish to translate the IES or the DSRS into another language please e-mail us at