International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies


Welcome to the ISTSS Global Collaboration Project website for adults who have experienced childhood trauma: Internet information on Childhood Abuse and Neglect (iCAN). 

The ISTSS Global Collaboration has been established as a global collaboration between different societies for traumatic stress studies. The ISTSS Global Collaboration consists of representatives from different regions, including Hong Kong, Japan, Africa, Europe, North and South America and Australia. This e-pamphlet has been developed by members of the ISTSS Global Collaboration to increase awareness of child abuse and neglect worldwide.

This e-pamphlet has been created to offer brief, relevant information to adults with childhood traumatic experiences. This e-pamphlet will help you understand what childhood trauma is, what are its possible effects, what you can do to help yourself, and what you can do to get help from others. This information does not replace advice by a professional clinician or a national legislative body. Please seek support when reading this material triggers unpleasant feelings.

Internet information on Childhood Abuse and Neglect (iCAN)
English Version 
Spanish Version (​Version en español) 
Dutch Version (nederlandse versie)
Chinese Version (中文版)
Japanese Version (日本語版) 
Croation Version (HRVATSKI Verzija) 
German Version (Deutsche Version) 
Norwegian Version (norsk versjon)