International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Bringing together clinicians and researchers from around the world,
to advocate for the field of traumatic stress.

The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies is dedicated to sharing information about the effects of trauma and the discovery and dissemination of knowledge about policy, program and service initiatives that seek to reduce traumatic stressors and their immediate and long-term consequences.

Mission Statement

ISTSS is an international interdisciplinary professional organization that promotes advancement and exchange of knowledge about traumatic stress.

This knowledge includes:
Understanding the scope and consequences of traumatic exposure
Preventing traumatic events and ameliorating their consequences, and
Advocating for the field of traumatic stress.

Trauma Blog

Department of Health and Human Services: Brief Report
Posted on 10/15/2019 by
New Brief Report available!
Resilience and Recovery: Special Issue
Posted on 10/10/2019 by
We are pleased to announce that the Journal of Traumatic Stress virtual special issue called Resilience and Recovery is now live. 
Investigating the Association Between Parental Absence and Developmental Trauma Disorder Symptoms
Posted on 09/24/2019 by Cody Ding, PhD
There are many children growing up without consistent parental care. Of course, the reasons for lack of consistent parental care vary greatly. Regardless of the causes, we all generally agree that lacking direct care from parents is not a good thing for children, particularly when it is prolonged.