ISTSS Collaborators

Asian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (AsianSTSS)

Asian STSS

AsianSTSS was founded in 2005 as a fully incorporated limited company registered in Hong Kong for professionals to share information about the effects of trauma. We aim to advance knowledge about the nature and consequences of highly stressful events and to provide a forum for the sharing of research, clinical strategies, public policy concerns and theoretical formulations on trauma around the Asian region. For more information, visit the AsianSTSS Web site (link to or e-mail,

American Psychological Association Division 56
Division of Trauma Psychology


Division 56's mission is to initiate proposals for projects and working groups, develop products, and to form coalitions to address the pressing issues of trauma that are growing ever more frequent today. With the establishment of Division 56 within the American Psychological Association, they champion trauma issues. ISTSS has established a liaison who is a member of both ISTSS and APA's Division 56.

For further information about APA's Division 56, click on the link above, or contact
Dr. Danny Kaloupek at

The Coalition for the International Criminal Court
The Coalition for the International Criminal Court is the largest partnership in the world advancing the cause of international justice. Including more than 2,500 civil society organizations from 150 countries, the Coalition is leading the global fight to end genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity through a commitment to the core values of human rights and justice.

You may contact Dr. Yael Danieli at with any questions.

Combined Federal Campaign

.More than three-quarters of all not-for-profit funding comes from individual donors, and it is well understood that many of these donors can be reached through charitable appeals in the workplace. Yet, mental health organizations have been, and continue to be, greatly under-represented in workplace giving campaigns.

Mental Health, Addiction and Retardation Organizations of America (MHAROA, pronounced: marrow) has been organized to correct this imbalance. Our group of professionals from the worlds of mental health programs and philanthropy can help qualified organizations enter the vast and often arcane world of workplace giving. We begin with the United States government employees. Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is the largest and most prestigious workplace campaign in the world. And, because the CFC enforces high standards of programmatic impact and fiscal accountability, it is an important stepping stone to other workplace campaigns.

MHAROA is a proud participant in the Combined Federal Campaign. US federal employees may designate to MHAROA by using CFC #11591. ISTSS's individual number is CFC #11227.

Conference on Innovations in Trauma Research Methods (CITRM)

Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma


The Dart Center is a global network of journalists, journalism educators and health professionals dedicated to improving media coverage of trauma, conflict and tragedy. The Center also addresses the consequences of such coverage for those working in journalism and is involved in the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) annual meeting activities.

For further information about the Dart Center, click on the link above, or contact Bruce Shapiro at

Economic and Social Council of the United Nations


The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) serves as the central forum for discussing international economic and social issues, and for formulating policy recommendations addressed to Member States and the United Nations system. It is responsible for promoting higher standards of living, full employment, and economic and social progress; identifying solutions to international economic, social and health problems; facilitating international cultural and educational cooperation; and encouraging universal respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It has the power to make or initiate studies and reports on these issues. It also has the power to assist the preparations and organization of major international conferences in the economic and social and related fields and to facilitate a coordinated follow-up to these conferences. With its broad mandate the Council's purview extends to over 70 per cent of the human and financial resources of the entire UN system.

The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) is in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations. ISTSS has three member representatives involved in the work of the United Nations.

You may reach Dr. Yael Danieli at with any questions.

Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT)
.The Institute's mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals on a local, national, and international level by sharing and disseminating vital state-of-the-science information, improving networking among professionals, and assisting with program evaluation, consultation, and training to promote violence-free living. ISTSS and IVAT have mutual annual meeting marketing coverage. ISTSS has established a liaison who is a member of both ISTSS and IVAT.

For further information about the IVAT, click on the link above, or contact Dr. Ned Rodriguez at

International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD)
.The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation is an international, non-profit, professional association organized to develop and promote comprehensive, clinically effective and empirically based resources and responses to dissociation and to address its relevance to other theoretical constructs. ISTSS has established a liaison who is a member of both ISTSS and ISSTD.

For further information about the ISSTD, click on the link above, or contact Kathy Steele, RN, MN, CS, at

National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence Across the Lifespan

ImageThe NPEIV is an overarching group of organizations, agencies, coalitions, and groups that embraces a national, multi-disciplinary and multicultural commitment to violence prevention across the lifespan. The newly-formed organization is committed to reducing interpersonal violence and its consequences through scientific research and application of empirical findings. Through its many partnerships and collaborations, the NPEIV is beginning to make great strides in pursuing this goal and achieving its of becoming an umbrella partnership of the many organizations, agencies, and advocate/victims working to end interpersonal violence in the US.

Sidran Institute
.Sidran helps people understand, manage, and treat trauma and dissociation. The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) refers persons seeking a therapist to Sidran. Sidran offers a service which assists individuals at no charge with locating appropriate trauma resources. They are one of the nation's leading providers of education and resources on traumatic stress; training and consulting on treating and managing traumatic stress; information and advocacy on current issues related to trauma; publications on traumatic stress; and assessment and research tools. Sidran may be contacted at the link above.