International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies


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Latest Updates

The Internet information on Childhood Abuse and Neglect (iCAN) e-pamphlet is now available. This e-pamphlet has been developed by members of the ISTSS Global Collaboration to increase awareness of child abuse and neglect worldwide.

The Trauma and Public Health Task Force white paper and recommendations "A Public Health Approach to Trauma: Implications for Science, Practice, Policy, and the Role of ISTSS" is now available. 

Trauma Blog
    10/13/2016 by
    We are excited to announce that we are holding our second annual ISTSS membership drive, kicking off on October 15th!  
    10/07/2016 by Amar Mandavia, MA, Gabriella Robinson, BS, Bekh Bradley, PhD, Kerry Ressler, MD, PhD, and Abigail Powers, PhD
    Exposure to childhood abuse puts individuals at risk for many negative mental health outcomes in adulthood, including substance abuse. Identifying factors that may increase individuals risk for substance use problems following child abuse exposure is important as we work to improve both prevention and treatment of substance use disorders. Both problems with emotion regulation and later exposure to trauma may be particularly important factors to consider, and so the goal of our study was to examine the differential effects of child abuse exposure, other trauma exposure, and emotion dysregulation on substance use among a group of individuals with high rates of trauma exposure.  
    10/07/2016 by Sarah Lowe, PhD, Laura Sampson, Oliver Gruebner, and Sandro Galea, PHD
    In the past few decades, we have seen major natural disasters in the United States and beyond – Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the Sichuan earthquake in 2008, the Joplin tornado in 2011, to name a few. These events have brought to light the vulnerability of disadvantaged communities to both disaster-related exposures, such as housing damage, displacement, and financial losses, and longer-term adverse outcomes, including physical and mental health conditions.
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Calendar of Events
  • November 10, 2016

    Dallas, Texas, USA
  • December 05, 2016

    Mexico City, Mexico
    Join 150 IRCT member centres, together with researchers and experts from around the world at the Symposium from 5 to 7 December 2016. To find out more and register for this groundbreaking event, visit Early bird registration is now open for the largest gathering of torture rehabilitation experts in a decade. Whether you are working directly with torture survivors, carrying out research, planning policy for the delivery of services or advocating for the right to rehabilitation, the Symposium is a unique opportunity for you to share your knowledge, learn and be inspired by colleagues around the world.

    To get a 100 EURO EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT, register by 26 June.
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