International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Internet Information on Childhood Abuse and Neglect (iCAN)

Welcome to the ISTSS Global Collaboration Project website for adults who have experienced childhood trauma: Internet information on Childhood Abuse and Neglect (iCAN). 

This e-pamphlet has been created to offer brief, relevant information to adults with childhood traumatic experiences. This e-pamphlet will help you understand what childhood trauma is, what are its possible effects, what you can do to help yourself, and what you can do to get help from others. This information does not replace advice by a professional clinician or a national legislative body. Please seek support when reading this material if it triggers unpleasant feelings.

Internet information on Childhood Abuse and Neglect (iCAN)
English Version 
Spanish Version (​Version en español) 
Dutch Version (nederlandse versie)
Chinese Version (中文版)
Japanese Version (日本語版) 
Croation Version (HRVATSKI Verzija) 
German Version (Deutsche Version) 
Norwegian Version (norsk versjon)

We are currently investigating the use of a novel online survey methodology assessing childhood trauma history called the Childhood Attachment and Relational Trauma Screen (CARTS) in several different languages and cultures.

You are invited to complete the CARTS as a survey about individuals’ recollections of the quality of their relationships with their family members during childhood, and of relational traumatic experiences occurring during childhood. 
Please click here to complete the survey in ENGLISH (
Please click here to complete the survey in GERMAN (
Please click here to complete the survey in JAPANESE (