Posted 1 June 2018 in StressPoints by Tim Amoroso, BS
The technology allowing us to better understand the neurobiology of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has grown exponentially over the last decade (Illes et al., 2010).
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
Posted 1 June 2018 in StressPoints by Kara Lowen, MD, and Edwin Williamson, MD
Exposure to trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) continues to be a major problem worldwide. Previous data have suggested that one in eight children suffered from some form of maltreatment The lifetime costs of this maltreatment approximate $124 billion, attributable to health care, special education, child welfare, and criminal justice costs as well as lost productivity over the lifetime.
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.
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.
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.