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Trauma and World Literature - Combat Veterans Healing from Trauma through the Theatre of War

Posted 31 March 2015 in StressPoints by Howard Lipke, PhD and Harold Kudler, MD

A recent Harper’s magazine article entitled “You Are Not Alone Across Time: Using Sophocles to treat PTSD” described a program called Theater of War which has presented classical Greek plays to combat veterans with positive psychotherapeutic effect.

Global Meeting Focused on Research Methods Held in the Netherlands

Posted 31 March 2015 in StressPoints by ISTSS

Symposium: Estimating PTSD Trajectories was held on March 11 in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Julian Ford, PhD, Receives 2015 Champion of Children Award

Posted 31 March 2015 in StressPoints by ISTSS

Julian Ford, PhD, Receives 2015 Champion of Children Award

Student Perspectives Masculinity, Gender Role Conflict and PTSD in Child Soldiers

Posted 31 March 2015 in StressPoints by Tara Frem, BA

The use of children and adolescents as fighters in armed conflict hinders their physical, psychological, and personal identity growth (de Silva, Hobbs, & Hanks, 2001). A child soldier is defined as...

Using Design Thinking to Apply Trauma Principles to New Realms of Public Policy

Posted 31 March 2015 in StressPoints by Shoshana Akins, BS and Caitlin O’Brien, BA

Both poverty and trauma are highly prevalent in Philadelphia; approximately 25 percent of citizens live in poverty and 40 percent have experienced four or more adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).

Global Perspectives Trauma, the Troubles and Suicide in Northern Ireland: What are the Connections?

Posted 31 March 2015 in StressPoints by Siobhan O’Neill, Brendan Bunting, Colette Corry, Sam Murphy and Tony Benson

This research upon which this article is based is from a program of work examining the trans-generational impact of the Troubles’ legacy on mental health and suicide in Northern Ireland, funded by the Commission for Victims and Survivors Northern Ireland and the Research and Development Division of the Northern Ireland Public Health Agency.

Clinician's Corner Skills Training in Affective and Interpersonal Regulation (STAIR)

Posted 31 March 2015 in StressPoints by Marylène Cloitre, PhD

Skills Training in Affective and Interpersonal Regulation (STAIR) is an evidence-based skills-focused treatment that was initially developed to provide basic social and emotion management skills for individuals with PTSD related to childhood abuse.

Diversity and Trauma Cultural Expressions of Distress Following Trauma: Ataques de Nervios

Posted 31 March 2015 in StressPoints by Erika Felix, PhD and Sonia Rubens, PhD

Mental health screening and intervention efforts following a traumatic event must attend to issues of cultural diversity by being sensitive to cultural expressions of distress.
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