International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Strategic Plan

The ISTSS Strategic Plan outlines a clear vision and mission for the organization that identifies six major goals for the Society.

Goal #1 - Professional Community


ISTSS inspires innovation in the various activities of traumatic stress professionals. We provide a unique forum for respectful exchange among a diverse membership.

Goal #2 - Dissemination and Collaboration


ISTSS is a diverse and inclusive organization that emphasizes collaboration in the exchange of knowledge and in the development, dissemination and implementation of evidence based and emerging best practices for all different types of trauma and populations.

Goal #3 - Societal Impact


ISTSS contributes to the health and resilience of people and communities in the face of traumatic events.

Goal #4 - Promotion of Science and Clinical Practice


ISTSS engages its members in advancing traumatic stress science and uses research to improve prevention, and clinical care, promote resilience, and inform public education and public policy.

Goal #5 - Global Relationships


The ISTSS operates within a new business model that is responsive to issues, members and stakeholders from all nations.

Goal #6 - Organizational Excellence


As a scientific and clinical society, the ISTSS operates within a model that is inclusive, transparent and sustainable.

Read the complete Strategic Plan. (PDF)