International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies


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Check out these Journal of Traumatic Stress Virtual Issues on trauma related to hurricanesearthquakes, and mass shootings, also available in the new JTS App.

ISTSS Issues Briefing Paper on Trauma and Mental Health in Forcibly Displaced Populations.

Check out the Early Intervention Expert Trainings available.

Trauma Blog
    09/01/2018 by Virginia K. McCaughey
    Early career mentors are some of the first people we choose to be a part of our professional development. We invite them into our lives, while they allow us into theirs, to build something of a partnership. Our parents are intrinsically the first people to support us in a unidirectional way, followed by close family members, teachers, and coaches. In a literal sense, these people are assigned to us, but it is not until we meet professionals whose footsteps we would like to follow that we begin to choose, for ourselves, who will guide us. The concept of choosing a mentor, as opposed to being assigned one, is an important part of the conception of mentoring relationships.
    09/01/2018 by Laura Sampson and Gregory H. Cohen
    Editor's Note: In the United States, the Army National Guard is a federal military reserve force stationed in each of the 50 states, three territories, and the District of Columbia.

    The Army National Guard (ARNG) has been increasingly deployed during recent conflicts, particularly in Afghanistan and Iraq, as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation New Dawn. ARNG engagement was crucial during these operations, and continues to be for current deployments, given the lack of a mandatory draft and related decreases in enrollment of active-duty service members over time (Anon 2011; Tanielian and Jaycox 2008).
    09/01/2018 by Melissa Turkel and Heather Kacos
    The current trend in news media is to provide widespread and in-depth coverage on catastrophic and stressful events. When horrific events and mass acts of terrorism occur, news outlets provide moment-to-moment updates on “active scenes,” body counts, and emergency responder activity, often showing graphic images of violence and destruction. Reporters also extensively discuss backgrounds and lives of perpetrators as well as victims. This creates an almost character-like quality to the story, which makes it harder to separate from your average Netflix crime drama.
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Calendar of Events
  • November 08, 2018

    Washington D.C., USA
    ISTSS 34th Annual Meeting
  • March 28, 2019

    Chicago, Illinois, USA
    The ADAA 2019 39th Annual Conference (March 28-31, Chicago, IL) will bring together an expected 1,400 clinicians and researchers from across the US and around the world who want to improve treatments and find cures for anxiety, depression and co-occurring disorders. Choose from 150+ sessions, hear engaging plenary speakers, learn about cutting-edge thinking in research and clinical practice, and earn CEs and CMEs. Find your professional home, leave more connected to your peers and better able to integrate research, practice, and community. #ADAA2019 

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