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

Crossing the Finish Line in TF-CBT: Factors Associated with Treatment Completion for Families Following Alleged Child Abuse
Posted on 10/04/2018 by Anna Stagg, MEd, PhD & Amanda NeMoyer, J.D., Ph.D.
Childhood physical and/or sexual abuse—something more than 100,000 youth in the United States have experienced—has been observed to detrimentally impact youth across biological, psychological, and social domains, and may lead to posttraumatic stress and trauma
Trauma and Diversity: The Role of Health Care in Addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Youth
Posted on 10/03/2018 by Chris Sexton, PhD, MSW, and Briana Woods-Jaeger, PhD, MS
Toxic stress resulting from chronic exposure to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), including trauma exposure, parent mental health problems, and family dysfunction, can lead to numerous health, social, and behavioral problems throughout the lifespan (Anda et al., 2006).
Trauma and World Literature: Moral Injury in The Trojan Women
Posted on 10/02/2018 by Scott Janssen
Written during the slaughter of the Peloponnesian War which engulfed the Greek world in the fifth century BCE, Euripides’ play The Trojan Women is one of the most unsparing pieces of anti-war literature ever written.