International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Childhood Attachment and Relational Trauma Screen (CARTS)


Summary  

First published in 2013, the CARTS is a computerized survey of individuals’ recollections of the quality of their relationships with their family members during childhood, and of relational traumatic experiences occurring during childhood. Completing the measure usually takes 10-15 minutes.

We are currently investigating the use of a novel online survey methodology assessing childhood trauma history called the Childhood Attachment and Relational Trauma Screen (CARTS) in several different languages and cultures.

You are invited to complete the CARTS as a survey about individuals’ recollections of the quality of their relationships with their family members during childhood, and of relational traumatic experiences occurring during childhood. 
 
Please click here to complete the survey in ENGLISH (https://frewen.ca/cartsml/?profile=ISTSS)
 
Please click here to complete the survey in GERMAN (https://frewen.ca/cartsml/?profile=German)
 
Please click here to complete the survey in JAPANESE (https://frewen.ca/cartsml/?profile=Japanese) 

Please click here to complete the survey in CROATIAN (https://frewen.ca/cartsml/?profile=Croatian)


Author/Publisher Details

Paul Frewen, PhD, C.Psych
Western University, Canada

Key/Core References   

Paul A. Frewen, Barrie Evans, Jason Goodman, Aaron Halliday, James Boylan, Greg Moran, Jeffrey Reiss, Allan Schore & Ruth A. Lanius (2013) Development of a Childhood Attachment and Relational Trauma Screen (CARTS): a relational-socioecological framework for surveying attachment security and childhood trauma history, European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 4:1, DOI: 10.3402/ejpt.v4i0.20232
 
Paul Frewen, Matthew Brown, Jonathan DePierro, Wendy D'Andrea & Allan Schore (2015) Assessing the family dynamics of childhood maltreatment history with the Childhood Attachment and Relational Trauma Screen (CARTS), European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 6:1, DOI: 10.3402/ejpt.v6.27792
 
A. Simonelli, C. Sacchi, L. Cantoni, M. Brown & P. Frewen (2017) Italian translation and cross-cultural comparison with the Childhood Attachment and Relational Trauma Screen (CARTS), European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 8:1, DOI: 10.1080/20008198.2017.1375839