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Communications Corner

Posted 1 July 2001 in StressPoints by ISTSS

ISTSS Announcements and Updates

Book Review: The Power of Words in Healing Trauma

Posted 1 July 2001 in StressPoints by ISTSS

Give Sorrow Words: Perspectives on Loss and Trauma by John Harvey. Philadelphia: Brunner Mazel, 2000, 247 pages. Hardbound $54.95.

Media Matters

Posted 1 July 2001 in StressPoints by Terry Clark, Contributing Editor, Media

Reaching Victims Through the Media

Edinburgh Spurs Memories of Psychological Effects of War

Posted 1 July 2001 in StressPoints by Onno van der Hart, Amsterdam, Netherlands

While attending the highly successful 7th ECOTS - ESTSS European Conference on Traumatic Stress - May 26-29, 2001, in Edinburgh, Scotland, I visited an important historical site that reminded me of two things: soldiers with traumatic shock have endured abysmal horror; those dedicated to treating soldiers in pain have provided a great benefit to the field of traumatic stress.

Board Focuses on Services, International Structure and Fiscal Planning at Midyear Meeting

Posted 1 July 2001 in StressPoints by ISTSS

At ISTSS's mid-year board meeting held at the 7th ECOTS in Edinburgh, Scotland, many reports were filed and various issues discussed. Following are some of the highlights:

Past President's Column

Posted 1 July 2001 in StressPoints by Charles R. Figley

Journal of Traumatic Stress Key in Establishing ISTSS

Using Variance Components Modeling with Twin Data to Examine Impact of Traumatic Events

Posted 1 July 2001 in StressPoints by Karestan C. Koenen, Columbia University, New York, New York, USA

In the Traumatic StressPoints Winter 2001 article, "Using Twins in Trauma Studies to Determine Genetic Influences," the twin method of behavioral genetics research was described briefly, and one variant on the twin method, the co-twin control study, was discussed. The article below introduces another research approach: the use of variance components modeling with twin data.

ISTSS Sponsors Trauma Session at ADAA Conference

Posted 1 July 2001 in StressPoints by ISTSS

ISTSS presented a symposium at the Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA) conference held in Atlanta, Ga., April 24, 2001. The symposium was sponsored by the PTSD Alliance and highlighted some of the exciting research performed by ISTSS members.
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