International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Global Meetings

  • Urban Violence and Trauma in Developing Countries: Basic Research, Clinical Interventions and Public Health

    June 30, 2017

    Theater of Building 40 / PUCRS / Porto Alegre, Brazil
    June 30 - July 1, 2017
    Interpersonal violence (including both community violence, and family and intimate partner violence) is a major public health problem in Latin America. Brazil, for instance, had one of the largest estimated rate of homicide in the world (32.4 per 100 000 population in 2012) and the highest years of life lost to violence out of any WHO member state. The non-fatal consequences of exposure to interpersonal violence results in high collective and individual costs, imposing negative effects in physical and mental health, including PTSD and trauma-related disorders. Understanding and treating traumatic stress associated with interpersonal violence require not only an interdisciplinary effort, but also a translational approach. The presentations in this meeting will inform how basic research can contribute to the amelioration of therapeutic interventions in clinical practice and how the field of mental public health can improve by taking into account recent findings about PTSD and evidence based interventions. Join the ISTSS Meeting – Brazil 2017 to discuss urban violence and trauma with leading experts in the field.