The CSBI is a measure of sexual behavior in children that is completed by the mother or other primary female caregiver.
- For use with children ages 2-12 years who have been or may have been sexually abused.
- Covers nine major content domains: Boundary Issues, Gender Role Behavior, Sexual Interest, Sexual Knowledge, Exhibitionism, Self-Stimulation, Sexual Intrusiveness, Voyeuristic Behavior, and Sexual Anxiety.
- Written at a 5th-grade reading level; the primary female caregiver indicates how often she has observed each of the listed behaviors during the preceding 6 months.
- The CSBI was normed on 1,114 children from a wide range of socioeconomic backgrounds in the general population. CSBI data from 512 children from child abuse centers also are presented.
Three clinical scales facilitate interpretation of test results
- The CSBI Total scale indicates the overall level of sexual behavior the child exhibits.
- The Developmentally Related Sexual Behavior (DRSB) scale indicates sexual behaviors that can be considered normative for the child’s age and gender.
- The Sexual Abuse Specific Items (SASI) scale indicates sexual behaviors that can be viewed as relatively atypical for the child’s age and gender; such behaviors raise the suspicion of possible sexual abuse.