Childrens Coping Strategies Checklist (CCSC)

Children’s Coping Strategies Checklist (CCSC) (1991 Version)
WHEN I HAVE A PROBLEM‚ I________________________
1. Listen to music
2. Think about what I could do before I do something.
3. Write down my feelings.
4. Do something to make things better.
5. Try to notice or think about only the good things in life.
6. Go bicycle riding.
7. Try to stay away from the problem.
8. Try to put it out of my mind.
9. Figure out what I can do by talking with one of my friends.
10. Think about why it has happened.
11. Think about what would happen before I decide what to do.
12. Try to make things better by changing what I do.
13. Talk about how I am feeling with my mother or father.
14. Tell myself it will be over in a short time.
15. Play sports.
16. Talk about how I am feeling with some adult who is not in my family.
17. Ask God to help me understand it.
18. Cry by myself.
19. Go walking.
20. Imagine how I’d like things to be.
21. Talk to my brother or sister about how to make things better.
22. Try to understand it better by thinking more about it.
23. Read a book or magazine.
24. Try to stay away from things that make me feel upset.
25. Try to solve the problem by talking with my mother or father.
26. Think about what I can learn from the problem.
27. Let out feelings to my pet or stuffed animal.
28. Think about which things are best to do to handle the problem.
29. Talk with my brother or sister about my feelings.
30. Wait and hope that things will get better.
31. Think about what I need to know so I can solve the problem.
32. Go skateboard riding or roller skating.
33. Talk with one of my friends about my feelings.
34. Watch TV.
35. Avoid the people that make me feel bad.
36. Do something to solve the problem.
37. Remind myself that things could be worse.
38. Do some exercise.
39. Try to figure out what I can do by talking to an adult who is not in my family.
40. Avoid it by going to my room.
41. Try to figure out why things like this happen.
42. Wish that things were better.
43. Tell myself it’s not worth getting upset about.
44. Do something like video games or a hobby.
45. Do something in order to get something good out of it.
 
 
Cognitive Decision Making (CDM)‚ Direct Problem Solving (DPS)‚ Seeking Understanding (SU)‚ Positive Cognitive Restructuring (PCR)‚ Expressing Feelings (EF)‚ Physical Release of Emotions (PRE)‚ Distracting Actions (DA)‚ Avoidant Actions (AvA)‚ Cognitive Avoidance (CA)‚ Problem Focused Support (PFS)‚ Emotion Focused Support (EFS)
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Children’s Coping Strategies Checklist- Revision 1 (CCSC-R1)
 
When you had problems in the past month…
1=Never‚ 2=Sometimes‚ 3=Often‚ 4=Most of the time
1. You thought about what you could do before you did something.
2. You tried to notice or think about only the good things in your life.
3. You tried to ignore it.
4. You told people how you felt about the problem.
5. You tried to stay away from the problem.
6. You did something to make things better.
7. You talked to someone who could help you figure out what to do.
8. You told yourself that things would get better.
9. You listened to music.
10. You reminded yourself that you are better off than a lot of other kids.
11. You daydreamed that everything was okay.
12. You went bicycle riding.
13. You talked about your feelings to someone who really understood.
14. You told other people what you wanted them to do.
15. You tried to put it out of your mind.
16. You thought about what would happen before you decided what to do.
17. You told yourself that it would be OK.
18. You told other people what made you feel the way you did.
19. You told yourself that you could handle this problem.
20. You went for a walk.
21. You tried to stay away from things that made you feel upset.
22. You told others how you would like to solve the problem.
23. you tried to make things better by changing what you did.
24. You told yourself you have taken care of things like this before.
25. You played sports.
26. You thought about why it happened.
27. You didn’t think about it.
28. You let other people know how you felt.
29. You told yourself you could handle whatever happens.
30. You told other people what you would like to happen.
31. You told yourself that in the long run‚ things would work out for the best.
32. You read a book or magazine.
33. You imagined how you’d like things to be.
34. You reminded yourself that you knew what to do.
35. You thought about which things are best to do to handle the problem.
36. You just forgot about it.
37. You told yourself that it would work itself out.
38. You talked to someone who could help you solve the problem.
39. You went skateboard riding or roller skating.
40. You avoided the people who made you feel bad.
41. You reminded yourself that overall things are tty good for you.
42. You did something like video games or a hobby.
43. You did something to solve the problem.
44. You tried to understand it better by thinking more about it.
45. You reminded yourself about all the things you have going for you.
46. You wished that bad things wouldn’t happen.
47. You thought about what you needed to know so you could solve the problem.
48. You avoided it by going to your room.
49. You did something in order to get the most you could out of the situation.
50. You thought about what you could learn from the problem.
51. You wished that things were better.
52. You watched TV.
53. You did some exercise.
54. You tried to figure out why things like this happen.
 
 
Children’s Coping Strategies Checklist (CCSC): DIVORCE ADJUSTMENT PROJECT
Sometimes kids have problems or feel upset about things. When this happens‚ they may do different things to solve the problem or to make themselves feel better.
Below is a list of things kids may do when faced with a problem. For each item‚ se‎lect the response that best describes how often you usually do the behavior when you have a problem. There are no right or wrong answers‚ just indicate how often you usually do each thing in order to solve the problem or to make yourself feel better.
1 = Never‚ 2=Sometimes‚ 3=Often‚ 4=Most of the time
WHEN I HAVE A PROBLEM‚ I . . .
1. Think about what I could do before I do something.
2. Try to notice or think about only the good things in life.
3. Talk about how I am feeling with my mother or father.
4. Go bicycle riding.
5. Try to stay away from the problem.
6. Blame or say bad things about other people.
7. Do something to make things better.
8. Think about why it has happened.
9. Write down my feelings.
10. Tell myself to accept this situation the way it is.
11. Listen to music.
12. Try to put it out of my mind.
13. Figure out what I can do by talking with one of my friends.
14. Think about what would happen before I decide what to do.
15. Tell myself it will be over in a short time.
16. Talk about how I am feeling with some adult who is not in my family.
17. Play sports.
18. Try to stay away from things that make me feel upset.
19. Do something bad or cause trouble.
20. Try to make things better by changing what I do.
21. Ask God to help me understand it.
23. Go for a walk.
24. Imagine how I=d like things to be.
25. Talk to my brother or sister about how to make things better.
26. Think about which things are best to do to handle the problem.
27. Remind myself that things could be worse.
28. Talk with my brother or sister about my feelings.
29. Go skateboard riding or roller skating.
30. Avoid the people that make me feel bad.
31. Get angry and threaten the people who caused the problem.
32. Talk to someone who might understand how I feel.
33. Do something to solve the problem.
34. Try to understand it better by thinking more about it.
35. Let out feelings to my pet or stuffed animal.
36. Read a book or magazine.
37. Wait and hope that things will get better.
38. Try to solve the problem by talking with my mother or father.
39. Think about what I need to know so I can solve the problem.
40. Tell myself it=s not worth getting upset about.
41. Talk with one of my friends about my feelings.
42. Do some exercise.
43. Avoid it by going to my room.
44. Do something like video games or a hobby.
45. Talk to someone who could help me make the situation better.
46. Do something in order to get the most I can out of the situation.
47. Think about what I can learn from the problem.
48. Let off steam by hitting my pillow or bed.
49. Watch TV.
50. Wish that things were better.
51. Try to figure out what I can do by talking to an adult who is not in my family.
52. Try to figure out why things like this happen.
HOW WELL I COPE
Do not work at all‚ 2=Work a little‚ 3=Work pretty well‚ 4=Work very well
Sometimes things people do to handle their problems work really well to make the situation better‚ and sometimes they don’t work at all to make the situation better.
1. Overall‚ how well do you think that the things you usually do work to make the SITUATION BETTER?
Sometimes things people do to handle their problems work really well to make them feel better and sometimes they don’t work at all to make them feel better.
2. Overall‚ how well do you think that the things you usually do work to make you FEEL BETTER?
 
Active Coping; includes items from:  Alpha=0.89
·         Cognitive Decision Making
·         Direct Problem Solving
·         Seeking Understanding
·         Positive Cognitive Restructuring
Distraction Strategies; includes items from: Alpha=0.80
·         Physical Release of Emotions
·         Distracting Actions
Avoidance Strategies; includes items from: Alpha=0.73
·         Avoidant Actions
·         Cognitive Avoidance
Support Seeking Strategies; includes items from: Alpha=0.78
·         Problem Focused Support
·         Emotion Focused Support
 
Cognitive Decision Making .68
Direct Problem Solving .66
Positive Cognitive Restructuring .71
Seeking Understanding .56
Physical Release of Emotion .71
Distracting Action .70
Avoidance Action .49
Cognitive Avoidance .61
Problem Focused Support .75
Emotion Focused Support .73
Active Coping .80
Avoidance Coping .64
Distraction Coping .79
Support Coping .79
 
 
1 = Never‚ 2=Sometimes‚ 3=Often‚ 4=Most of the time
 

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