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European Conference Addresses Traumatic Stress in Crisis Responders

Posted 1 April 1996 in StressPoints by Roderick ├śrner, European Conference Secretariat

SHEFFIELD, England - From March 17 to 20 - less than a week before the massacre of Dunblane schoolchildren - 300 delegates from 30 countries gathered in Sheffield for the First European Conference on Traumatic Stress in Emergency Services, Peacekeeping Operations and Humanitarian Aid Organizations.

Beijing and Beyond

Posted 1 April 1996 in StressPoints by Ellen Frey-Wouters, PhD

Nearly 50,000 people - more than two-thirds of them women - travelled to China from all over the world to participate in the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women.

The French Model of a Care Unit for Victims of Traumatic Events

Posted 1 April 1996 in StressPoints by Didier Cremniter, MD

The development of a medical and psychological care unit for immediate interventions in cases of natural or accidental disasters, crowd accidents or bomb attacks in France was based on our experience in dealing with the victims of the Islamist bomb attacks during the summer of 1995.

SDO Promotes Therapies to Help Kuwaitis Cope with Stressors

Posted 1 April 1996 in StressPoints by Fahed Al Naser, PhD

The Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990 and the subsequent occupation caused many psychological and social problems among the Kuwaiti citizens, whose traumatic experiences included violence, abuses, torture and imprisonment, refugees, death and bereavement and others.

Mugged by Memory

Posted 1 April 1996 in StressPoints by Mary P. Koss, PhD

Sue Miller's protagonist in the novel For Love returns home, only to feel "mugged by memory." Clinicians working with traumatic memories may feel mugged nowadays.

Creative Arts Therapies

Posted 1 April 1996 in StressPoints by David Read Johnson, PhD

Nonverbal and Creative Approaches to PTSD

Toward Practice Guidelines for PTSD

Posted 1 April 1996 in StressPoints by Harold Kudler, MD

At the Business Meeting of the 1995 ISTSS Annual Meeting, I suggested that the Society consider developing practice guidelines for the treatment of PTSD.

President's Message

Posted 1 April 1996 in StressPoints by Matthew J. Friedman, MD, PhD

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