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NDACAN Measure Details

Child Sexual Behavior Inventory


Designed to obtain caregiver’s report of a wide range of sexual behaviors for use in the evaluation of children who have been sexually abused or who are suspected of having been sexually abused. The Inventory is based on the recognition of the fact that sexual abuse is related to the presence of precocious sexual behavior in children (Freidrich 1997). The 38 items cover a variety of domains, including boundary problems, exhibitionism, gender-role behavior (i.e. interest in acting like or being a member of the opposite sex), self-stimulation, sexual anxiety, sexual interest, sexual intrusiveness, sexual knowledge, and voyeuristic behavior (Friedrich, 1997).


Friedrich, W. N. (1997). Child Sexual Behavior Inventory: Professional Manual. PAR Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc. Retrieved from:

LONGSCAN Investigators (1992). LONGSCAN child sexual behavior inventory [Instrument adapted from the Child Sexual Behavior Inventory]. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Injury Prevention Research Center. Retrieved from: