Posted 22 March 2018 in StressPoints by Katy Robjant and Cornelius Katona
Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery that involves the forced movement of people internally within countries, or externally across borders. Trafficking can be for a variety of purposes including, but not limited to, forced labour, sexual exploitation, or domestic servitude.
Posted 15 March 2018 in News by the ISTSS Community
ISTSS mourns the loss of Jennifer Gonzales, Christine Loeber and Jennifer Golick, who were killed on Friday, March 9, while working at the Pathway Home, a nonprofit residential program for military veterans in California, where they counseled veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and helped them reintegrate into civilian life. Jennifer Gonzales, a member of the ISTSS community, was a clinical psychologist with the San Francisco Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care System. She volunteered as a trainer at the nonprofit PsychArmor Institute, which provides free education and support to engage effectively with the military community. The three trauma professionals were dedicated to helping survivors and their families thrive, and their deaths are a tragic loss to the trauma community.
Posted 22 March 2018 in StressPoints by Brian A. Moore, MA, and Alan L. Peterson, PhD
Veterans of the Vietnam War are rightfully called “Vietnam veterans.” U.S. military veterans who have deployed since September 11, 2001, are often referred to as “OEF/OIF/OND veterans.” What does this actually mean?
Posted 22 March 2018 in StressPoints by Lidewyde H. Berckmoes, PhD, and Ria Reis, PhD
The importance of families in mediating and moderating negative effects of conflict and violence has been well documented (e.g. De Jong, 2002; Masten & Narayan, 2012). Yet insight into the complex role of families in pathways of exposure to violence and children’s short-term and long-term adjustment is still limited (Proctor, 2006).
Posted 22 March 2018 in StressPoints by Kenleigh Roden-Foreman, PhD
The City of Chicago has frequently made headlines in recent years, and not for the reasons its citizens might hope. The city has become synonymous with violence and trauma, a reputation that disproportionately affects its most vulnerable residents.
Posted 22 March 2018 in StressPoints by Howard Lipke, PhD
In the introductory poem of this award-winning collection, Ms. Brown describes herself being driven past the “Colony” where she, in an earlier time, would have likely been brutally and tragically imprisoned because of her own physical disabilities.