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

ISTSS highlights recent research relevant to trauma and the LGBTQ experience
Posted on 06/22/2019 by ISTSS
In honor of Pride month, ISTSS is highlighting recent research relevant to the intersection of trauma and LGBTQ experiences. Below you will find a compilation of past year citations on issues specific to LGBTQ survivors of trauma.
A Community’s Voice: 9/11 Victim Family Outcomes 14 Years Later
Posted on 06/22/2019 by Mary A. Fetchet, Joscelyn E. Fisher & Stephen J. Cozza
Witnessing the terror attacks on September 11, 2001 affected practically all of us who were alive at that time. But, for some, 9/11 was a far more personal and tragic experience. On September 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 families lost a loved one who perished at the World Trade Center, at the Pentagon or in Shanksville, PA.
Trauma and the LGBTQ+ Community: Risk and Resilience during Pride Month
Posted on 06/01/2019 by A. Alex McConnell, MA
For many in the LGBTQ+ community, June is a time to celebrate Pride. The inaugural Pride parade was a commemoration of the police-led raid on the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar, that sparked the Stonewall Riots. Pride was a call for greater rights, equality, and safety, and it remains so today. The history of Pride highlights the trauma faced daily by LGBTQ+ folks—and  their resilience.