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Posted 1 January 2000 in StressPoints by Elana Newman, PhD, University of Tulsa


Human Rights and Social Policies Interest Group Report: Kosovo Comes to the ISTSS

Posted 1 January 2000 in StressPoints by Stevan M. Weine, MD, University of Illinois at Chicago

Late in the afternoon before the start of the ISTSS 15th Annual Meeting, a group of young persons milling around the hotel lobby hailed me down. I was surprised to see Afrim Blyta and Yusuf Ulaj, new friends from Pristina, along with several of their colleagues, Enver Cesko, Zana Ferizi, and Majd Kam-Almaz. They were far more surprised to be transported from Kosovo to Miami to attend the ISTSS conference on short notice. But what a wonderful opportunity the trip presented for them and for ISTSS.

Study Investigates Children's Posttraumatic Stress After Experiencing a Residential Fire

Posted 1 January 2000 in StressPoints by Russell T. Jones, PhD, and Thomas H. Ollendick, PhD., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Over the past three years, we studied over 100 families who lived through a residential fire. The major aim of the investigation is to assess children's and adolescents' levels of psychological distress within a cross-sectional, longitudinal design.

The Benefits of Focus Groups in Stress and Trauma Research

Posted 1 January 2000 in StressPoints by Dawne Vogt, Ph.D., National Center for PTSD, Boston University School of Medicine

Researchers face a significant challenge when deciding how they will measure the constructs they are interested in studying. Psychometricians have long recommended the use of consultations with persons from a target population in the process of item development (Haynes, Richard, & Kubany, 1995). Consultation can improve the representativeness and relevance of items. This practice can also suggest additional facets and the need for construct refinement.


Posted 1 January 2000 in StressPoints by Frank M Ochberg, MD, Contributing Editor, Media

Journalists Not Only Write About Trauma, But Live It

Student Section

Posted 1 January 2000 in StressPoints by Joseph M. Rudolph, M.A., North Carolina State University

Involvement Expanding to Give More Students a Chance

Mark Your Calendar for the Third World Conference

Posted 1 January 2000 in StressPoints by ISTSS

Don't worry, there's still time to pack up the outback gear and head down under for the 3rd World Conference on Traumatic Stress, "The Long-Term Outcomes of Trauma in Individuals and Society," March 16-19, in Melbourne, Australia.

Public Education Committee Wrestles With its Position in PTSD Alliance, ISTSS Foundation

Posted 1 January 2000 in StressPoints by Laurie Anne Pearlman, PhD and Edward M. Varra, PhD, Traumatic Stress Institute

The Public Education Committee gathered at the ISTSS Annual Meeting last November in Miami. Laurie Anne Pearlman (chair), Edward Varra (co-chair), David Lilly, Camille Wortman, Elana Newman, Joseph Rudolph, Lucy Berliner, Chris Courtois and ISTSS staff member Liz Elliott met to discuss the formation of two work groups to respond to public education needs of ISTSS.
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