International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Committees and Task Forces


Global Collaboration

The ISTSS Global Collaboration is a team of researchers and clinicians from around the world who are currently focused on developing internet-based resources to support resilience and recovery in adult survivors of childhood abuse, neglect, and other adverse childhood experiences globally. The Global Collaboration includes representatives from different regions including Asia, Africa, Europe, North and South America and Australia.

We are currently investigating the use of a novel online survey methodology assessing childhood trauma history called the Childhood Attachment and Relational Trauma Screen (CARTS) in several different languages and cultures.

You are invited to complete the CARTS as a survey about individuals’ recollections of the quality of their relationships with their family members during childhood, and of relational traumatic experiences occurring during childhood.
Please click here to complete the survey in ENGLISH (
Please click here to complete the survey in GERMAN (
Please click here to complete the survey in JAPANESE ( 

Please click here to complete the survey in CROATIAN ( 

Please click here to complete the survey in DUTCH (

We have also developed user-friendly information about what is childhood trauma, what are some of the effects of childhood trauma, what people can do to help themselves if they are experiencing longterm adverse effects of childhood trauma, and what people can do to get help from others.  For more information visit the I-CAN (Internet to adult survivors of Childhood Abuse and Neglect) information page. 


Miranda Olff - Chair
Academic Medical Center
Helene F. Aakvaag - Member
The Norwegian Ctr for Violence & Traumatic Stress Res
Dean Ajdukovic - Member
Douglas Brewer - Member
The Hollywood Clinic
Marylene Cloitre - Member
NCPTSD-Dissemination & Education Div
Grete A. Dyb - Member
Norwegian Ctr on Violence & Traumatic Stress Studies
Paul Frewen - Member
Univ of Western Ontario
Juliana A. Lanza - Member
Human Factors (SAME) -Traumatic Stress Unit (HEPTA), GCABA
Brigitte Lueger-Schuster - Member
Univ of Vienna
Luis D. Mosca - Member
Gladys K. Mwiti - Member
Oasis Africa Center for Transfromational Psychology and Trauma
Misari Oe - Member
Kurume Univ
Rita Rosner - Member
Catholic Univ Eichstätt
Carolina Salgado - Member
Ingo Schaefer - Member
Deutschsprachige Gesellschaft Fuer Psychotraumatologie (DeGPT)
Julia Schellong - Member
DeGPT German Speaking Society of Psychotraumatology
Ulrich Schnyder - Member
Univ Hospital Zurich
Jun Shigemura - Member
National Defense Medical College
Jana V. Pinto - Member
University of Sydney
Kitty Wu - Member
Asian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies