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ISTSS Statement on the Importance of Keeping Families Together

Posted 23 June 2018 in News

ISTSS is concerned about the impact of removal of immigrant and asylum-seeking children from their parents and caregivers, as has been the recent practice and policy in the U.S. Decades of research and clinical knowledge have repeatedly demonstrated that the relationship with a parent or primary caregiver is critical to a child’s sense of self, safety, and trust. Separation from caregivers during stressful and traumatic situations can cause irreparable harm in itself and often has longstanding and severe effects on children.

Crossing the Finish Line in TF-CBT: Factors Associated with Treatment Completion for Families Following Alleged Child Abuse

Posted 1 June 2018 in JOTS Highlights by Anna Stagg, MEd, PhD & Amanda NeMoyer, J.D., Ph.D.

Childhood physical and/or sexual abuse—something more than 100,000 youth in the United States have experienced—has been observed to detrimentally impact youth across biological, psychological, and social domains, and may lead to posttraumatic stress and trauma

Trauma and Diversity: The Role of Health Care in Addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Youth

Posted 1 June 2018 in StressPoints by Chris Sexton, PhD, MSW, and Briana Woods-Jaeger, PhD, MS

Toxic stress resulting from chronic exposure to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), including trauma exposure, parent mental health problems, and family dysfunction, can lead to numerous health, social, and behavioral problems throughout the lifespan (Anda et al., 2006).

Trauma and World Literature: Moral Injury in The Trojan Women

Posted 1 June 2018 in StressPoints by Scott Janssen

Written during the slaughter of the Peloponnesian War which engulfed the Greek world in the fifth century BCE, Euripides’ play The Trojan Women is one of the most unsparing pieces of anti-war literature ever written.

Student Perspectives: Workplace Violence and the Cyclical Hypothesis: The Role of Staff Mental Health in Violence Prevention

Posted 1 June 2018 in StressPoints by Josianne Lamothe

Workplace violence is a serious and unfortunately common problem in the healthcare and social services sector. Fifty percent of child protection workers report meeting with at least one hostile or intimidating parent each week (Littlechild et al., 2016) while a recent study found that some psychiatric nurses are the victim of an average 0.19 physical assaults by patients each week (Ridenour, et al., 2015).

Military Matters: Interpersonal Violence and Suicide Risk Among U.S. Army Soldiers

Posted 1 June 2018 in StressPoints by Oscar I. Gonzalez, PhD, James A. Naifeh, PhD, and Holly Herberman Mash, PhD

Suicidal behaviors among U.S. Army soldiers increased sharply during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars (Nock et al., 2013; Ursano, Kessler, et al., 2015) and remain a major public health concern.

LGBT Issues: Trans*forming Trauma Research

Posted 1 June 2018 in StressPoints by James Scholl, MA, and Hannah Cole

While many consider the transgender movement the next civil rights frontier, the politics and attitudes towards those who bridge the gender binary has not always been one of fear and discrimination.

Human Rights and Policy: Exploring the Need for Trauma-Informed Evaluations in Asylum-Seeking Processes

Posted 1 June 2018 in StressPoints by Sophie Brickman

News of trauma across the globe is highly prevalent in today’s mainstream media, with an intense focus on the worldwide refugee crisis. The UN Refugee Agency estimates that, as of 2016, there are approximately 22.5 million refugees that have been forcibly displaced from their homes.
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