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Posted 1 October 2004 in StressPoints by ISTSS

NIMH-Sponsored Postdoctoral Fellowships in PTSD Research

SAPsi Hosts ISTSS Midyear Board of Directors Meeting at Its 4th International Congress in Buenos Aires

Posted 1 October 2004 in StressPoints by Daniel Mosca, SAPsi president and Barbara Rothbaum, ISTSS president-elect

ISTSS held its midyear board of directors meeting in Buenos Aires this year. The June meeting took place during the 4th annual meeting of ISTSS affiliate, the Argentine Society for Psychotrauma (SAPsi).

Communications Corner

Posted 1 October 2004 in StressPoints by ISTSS

ISTSS Announcements and Updates

Practical Tools and Training Packages to Be Launched by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Posted 1 October 2004 in StressPoints by Nancy Kassam-Adams, Philadelphia

One of the goals of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) in the United States is to harness the collaborative energy and expertise of a wide range of child trauma professionals in order to raise the standard of care for children exposed to trauma. Seven new products, each the result of collaboration among experts from multiple centers within the network, will be launched by the NCTSN in late 2004.

ISTSS Members Bring the Issue of Trauma to Capitol Hill

Posted 1 October 2004 in StressPoints by Diane L. Elmore, Washington, DC

On June 21, 2004, several ISTSS members participated in a congressional briefing that explored the issues of trauma and aging. This event was hosted by the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) and the American Psychological Association (APA). Sen. John Breaux, D-La., the ranking member of the Senate Special Committee on Aging and longtime champion of mental health and aging issues, sponsored the briefing, which drew a crowd of senior staff from key Senate offices and leaders of health and aging organizations. The expert panel of witnesses included ISTSS members, Mary W. Armsworth, PhD; Joan M. Cook, PhD; and moderator, Diane L. Elmore, PhD. Also included in the panel was aging expert, Martha R. Crowther, PhD, and older adult veteran and trauma survivor, Albert M. Perna.

Sidran’s HelpDesk Requests Information About Therapists

Posted 1 October 2004 in StressPoints by Esther Giller, President, Sidran Institute

Sidran Institute is a national nonprofit organization that helps people understand, recover from and treat traumatic stress and related conditions. Sidran’s Trauma HelpDesk is a service that provides information, treatment resources, reading lists, educational materials and a caring ear at no charge to trauma survivors and family members.

Book Review

Posted 1 October 2004 in StressPoints by ISTSS

Military Stress and Performance: A Practical Look at Vital Issues of Stress in the Military Service

Trauma Foundation Votes to Dissolve

Posted 1 October 2004 in StressPoints by ISTSS

The Trauma Foundation board of trustees voted 4-2 via conference call to dissolve the organization and donate any funds remaining after all debts are retired to ISTSS. The transfer will be in the form of a restricted donation for use in support of public education projects, at ISTSS discretion.
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