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Paper in a Day: A Method to Build Capacity

Posted 21 May 2014 in StressPoints by Eva Alisic, PhD, Sadie Larsen, PhD, and Alyson Zalta, PhD

Many young investigators will become leaders in mental health research in the near future.

Trauma and World Literature: Thirty Girls

Posted 19 May 2014 in StressPoints by ISTSS

Susan Minot’s novel Thirty Girls presents an insightful and harrowing depiction of the experiences of a group of young girls abducted from their convent school by rebel soldiers in Uganda, one that a recent review in the New York Book Review lauded as “a novel of quiet humanity and probing intelligence.”

The Public Health Impact of Trauma Exposure and PTSD in U.S. Youths

Posted 19 May 2014 in StressPoints by Katie McLaughlin, PhD

Stories about traumatized children and adolescents, such as the school shootings at Sandyhook and Columbine, fill the media. 

The Impact of Trauma Assignments on Journalists’ Families

Posted 19 May 2014 in StressPoints by Patrice Keats, PhD

Patricia Gannon, the sister of Canadian reporter Kathy Gannon, spoke to CBC’s Carol Off about the serious wounding of her sister and the shooting death of photographer Anja Niedringhaus while the two journalists were working for the Associate Press in eastern Afghanistan on April 4, 2014.

STSS Member, Jennifer Freyd and the ISTSS’s Journal of Traumatic Stress Contribute to White House Effort Against Sexual Assault

Posted 19 May 2014 in StressPoints by ISTSS

Jennifer Freyd, PhD, an ISTSS member, Professor of Psychology at the University of Oregon, and national authority on betrayal and sexual abuse, took part in a White House event April 29 that included a major announcement about the effort to address sexual assaults on college campuses. 

ISTSS Joins an Amicus Brief Against Sexual Orientation Change Efforts (SOCE)

Posted 19 May 2014 in StressPoints by Judith A. Cohen, MD and Emily B. Goldberg, Esq.

ISTSS recently joined an Amicus Brief filed on behalf of the defendants (the Governor of New Jersey et al, and Garden State Equality) in the case of Tara King et al. to prevent the use of Sexual Orientation Change Efforts (SOCE) for minor children after sexual abuse.

ISTSS Travel Grant Program Empowers Recipients to Connect, Collaborate and Learn

Posted 18 May 2014 in StressPoints by Sarah Wilson, MA

Due to logistical and financial obstacles, many trauma specialists who live and work in low- and middle-income countries are unable to travel to the ISTSS Annual Meeting. ISTSS addresses this situation by fostering international research, clinical work and discourse through its Travel Grant Program.

President's Message

Posted 16 May 2014 in StressPoints

Making a Difference in the World: ISTSS and Societal Impact