International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies


Why Peacemakers Should Plan for Mental Health Services as Conflicts End
David Bolton, OBE, IAA, DMS and Barney Devine, MA, AdvDip, CertEd
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Central Time

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Teaching Resources

In the future, the ISTSS website will house a library of syllabi and classroom presentations to demonstrate the various ways that traumatic stress is being taught around the world. We will also gladly accept your personal accounts of the most challenging and rewarding aspects of teaching about traumatic stress for possible publication on the website. If you are a teacher or trainer and would like to submit your materials or thoughts to share, please contact ISTSS.

Trauma Blog
    08/16/2015 by Frank Putnam, MD, William Harris, PhD, Alicia Lieberman, PhD, Karen Putnam, PhD, Lisa Amaya-Jackson, MD, MPH
    In August 2013 we published an article, “Synergistic Childhood Adversities and Complex Adult Psychopathology” (Putnam et al., 2013), in the Journal of Traumatic Stress (JTS) showing that certain combinations of childhood adverse experiences (commonly called ACES) are “synergistic” in that when they occur together they increase a person’s risk for complex mental health problems significantly more than the sum of their individual risks. Sort of a 1 + 1 = 3 effect. Men and women had overlapping profiles of synergistic ACES with sexual abuse in females and poverty in males showing synergy with the greatest number of other ACES.
    07/27/2015 by Cascade, Armstrong, & Chung
    This JTS commentary discusses a recently submitted article titled "Pupil Response to Threat in Trauma-Exposed Individuals With or Without PTSD. 
    06/24/2015 by David Brody, MD & Lisa J. Cohen, PhD
    This JTS Commentary by Drs. Brody and Cohen explores the case of a 50-year-old patient who developed severe cognitive impairment following retrieval of previously repressed memories of childhood sexual abuse. 
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