International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies


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Systematic reviews to inform recommendations in the next ISTSS Treatment Guidelines have now been completed for: Early psychological interventions; and Psychological therapies for PTSD in adults.

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Calendar of Events
  • June 30, 2017

    Theater of Building 40 / PUCRS / Porto Alegre, Brazil
    June 30 - July 1, 2017
    Interpersonal violence (including both community violence, and family and intimate partner violence) is a major public health problem in Latin America. Brazil, for instance, had one of the largest estimated rate of homicide in the world (32.4 per 100 000 population in 2012) and the highest years of life lost to violence out of any WHO member state. The non-fatal consequences of exposure to interpersonal violence results in high collective and individual costs, imposing negative effects in physical and mental health, including PTSD and trauma-related disorders. Understanding and treating traumatic stress associated with interpersonal violence require not only an interdisciplinary effort, but also a translational approach. The presentations in this meeting will inform how basic research can contribute to the amelioration of therapeutic interventions in clinical practice and how the field of mental public health can improve by taking into account recent findings about PTSD and evidence based interventions. Join the ISTSS Meeting – Brazil 2017 to discuss urban violence and trauma with leading experts in the field.
  • July 18, 2017

    The Community & Trauma Counseling Program at Philadelphia University, in association with the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education, Lakeside Global Institute, the United Way (UWGPSNJ), Children’s Crisis Treatment Center, and Philadelphia's Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services), is very excited to launch this critical workforce development initiative.  The aim of the conference is to provide to people across child-serving sectors and disciplines foundational trauma training, coupled with interprofessional learning opportunities, to improve health and educational outcomes for children in our region.  
    The target audience for this event includes direct service providers, supervisors, leaders, and trainers in the following disciplines/sectors:
    • Medicine/health
    • Mental/Behavioral Health
    • Child Welfare
    • Juvenile Justice
    • K-12 Education
    • Young child (0-5 years old)  care providers, early interventionists, pediatricians
    • Philanthropy

    Student and group rates are available, and continuing education credits will be granted. There are also sponsorship opportunities available.  Please feel free to connect with Kathy Rho, Conference Coordinator, if you are interested in learning about sponsorship and/or group sales.  
    We hope that you will join us for some or all of the conference, and additionally hope that you will spread the word to the greater community.  Please visit the conference link for more information and to register.  This promises to be a wonderful and critically important event for providers and systems interested in trauma-informed care to improve outcomes for children and families impacted by adverse experiences.

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