Resources on Trauma

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS)
ISTSS is an international multidisciplinary, professional membership organization that promotes advancement and exchange of knowledge about severe stress and trauma. This includes understanding the scope and consequences of traumatic exposure, preventing traumatic events and ameliorating their consequences, and advocating for the field of traumatic stress.  ISTSS offers research, resources, professional and public education, and treatment guidelines.

National Center for PTSD
The National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) was created within the Department of Veterans Affairs in 1989, in response to a Congressional mandate to address the needs of veterans with military-related PTSD. Its mission is advance the clinical care and social welfare of America’s veterans through research, education, and training in the science, diagnosis, and treatment of PTSD and stress-related disorders. The website is intended to serve as an educational resource concerning PTSD and other enduring consequences of traumatic stress.

PILOTS Database
The PILOTS database is an electronic index to the worldwide literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health consequences of exposure to traumatic events.  It is produced by the National Center for PTSD, and is available to the public on computer systems maintained by Dartmouth College.  There is no charge for using the database, and no account or password is required.
SanctuaryWeb is the web site of CommunityWorks, a consultative, educational and organizational development company focusing on reducing the potential for conflict and violence in treatment settings, at school, or in the workplace using The Sanctuary Model®.

Sidran Institute
The Sidran Institute, is devoted to helping people who have experienced traumatic life events and to promote greater understanding of: early recognition and treatment of trauma-related stress in children; understanding of trauma and its long-term effect on adults; strategies leading to greatest success in self-help recovery for trauma survivors; clinical methods and practices leading to greatest success in aiding trauma victims; and development of public policy initiatives that are responsive to the needs of adult and child survivors of traumatic events.

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