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StressPoints is the award-winning online eNewsletter of ISTSS. StressPoints shares news and opinions about traumatic stress, highlights ISTSS and affiliate societies' activities and offers informational resources and feature articles of interest to the field. Access archived StressPoints articles prior to 2015.

Trauma and World Literature: Mary Karr’s The Art of Memoir

Posted 31 July 2017 in StressPoints by Howard Lipke, PhD

Mary Karr has been a critically and commercially successful author of memoirs. These have included descriptions of her own traumatic experience.

Member Reflections: Trauma-Informed Care at the End of Life

Posted 31 July 2017 in StressPoints by Scott Janssen, LCSW

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among medical patients often goes unrecognized by healthcare professionals despite the fact that medical care and the stress of dealing with an illness can exacerbate underlying posttraumatic stress.

Student Perspectives: Healing the Wounds of Torture

Posted 31 July 2017 in StressPoints by Natasa Brozovic, MA

With increasing global unrest, we are faced with troubling images of human suffering and despair on numerous media and news outlets.

Developmental Traumatology Incapacitated Sexual Assault (ISA) on College Campuses: Emerging Spaces for Clinical Intervention

Posted 31 July 2017 in StressPoints by Divya Kannan, PhD and Meredith Kalies, PhD

With several universities in the United States currently undergoing Title IX investigations (Fedina, Holmes, & Backes, 2016; Sutton, 2016), campus responses to preventing campus sexual violence and investigating sexual assault are increasingly under scrutiny (Sabina & Ho, 2014).

Clinician’s Corner: Working Clinically with Refugee Children and Adolescents in the U.S.

Posted 31 July 2017 in StressPoints by Nicole Nugent, PhD

The work I have done over the course of the past seven years as Director of Psychological Services at the Hasbro Pediatric Refugee Clinic in Providence, Rhode Island, United States (U.S.) is undoubtedly the most difficult and rewarding role of my professional life.

Media Matters: Popular Culture Portrayals of Intimate Partner Violence: Providing Vital Visibility

Posted 31 July 2017 in StressPoints by Nora Kline, MA

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is physical, sexual, or psychological violence and aggression by a current or former partner (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2016).

Trauma and World Literature: Toni Morrison’s Jazz

Posted 31 May 2017 in StressPoints by By Howard Lipke, Ph.D.

In this contribution to the column we return to the work of Toni Morrison. Her novel Jazz tells the stories of African-Americans living in New York City in the period between the two world wars, and the travels and travails that brought them to the city.

Student Perspectives Challenges and Opportunities in Knowledge Transfer: A Conversation Between a Graduate Student and a Trauma Therapist

Posted 31 May 2017 in StressPoints by By Josianne Lamothe, MSW, Ph.D. candidate, and Jody Sell, MSW, RSW

This reciprocal exchange of information between research and practice with the aim of achieving improved client outcome is a process referred to as Knowledge Transfer (KT).

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