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Book Review: Memory and Healing in Bosnia

Posted 1 January 2001 in StressPoints by Stevan Deets

When History Is Nightmare: Lives and Memories of Ethnic Cleansing in Bosnia-Hercegovina by Stevan Weine. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1999, 259 pages. Paperback, $25.

What is ISTSS's Advocacy Role? Your Opinion Wanted

Posted 1 January 2001 in StressPoints by ISTSS

ISTSS occasionally is asked to take a stand, write a letter or even file a brief on issues political in nature or involving a social advocacy component. In many cases, requests clearly fall within the general framework of ISTSS's interests and goals. For example, ISTSS president Bonnie Green currently is drafting messages in support of a strategic plan proposed by the National Institutes of Health to fund research aimed at reducing or eliminating health disparities for minorities. In letters to NIH and NIMH, she identifies the relevance of trauma for many of these disparities and recommends that trauma exposure feature more prominently in the program announcements (available at www.istss.org). This clearly fits with our new mission statement (see box below), for it involves dissemination of knowledge and seeks to advocate on behalf of the entire field of traumatic stress.

Breaking Silence Trauma Survivors Group Aims to Help Incarcerated Women

Posted 1 January 2001 in StressPoints by Terri J. Haven, Springfield College School of Social Work, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA

Research confirms that more than one-third of women are childhood trauma survivors. We understand our clients' presentations, in great part, as adaptations to severe neglect and abuse. However, despite the wealth of research and clinical expertise, an underserved and misunderstood population still exists. This article offers an overview of a collaborative effort that is successfully shaping a trauma framework within an unlikely setting - a jail.

Six New Public Education Committee Pamphlets Available

Posted 1 January 2001 in StressPoints by ISTSS

The ISTSS Public Education Committee proudly announces the printing of six new public education pamphlets. Pamphlets now in print for consumers are:

ISTSS 17th Annual Meeting Call for Presentations

Posted 1 January 2001 in StressPoints by ISTSS

Submit material by March 15

Effects of War Unfold in Literature, Art and the Humanities Throughout History

Posted 1 January 2001 in StressPoints by Chaim Shatan, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, New York, New York, USA

Our field can gain many fresh insights from literature, art and the humanities. Sigmund Freud recognized this early in the 20th century when Thomas Mann presented him with the Goethe Prize for the excellence of his writing in German. Mann saluted Freud as the discoverer of the unconscious. Freud replied that it was not he but poets and writers through the ages who should be credited with this discovery.
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