Communications Corner

ISTSS Announcements and Updates

Special Interest Groups

Child Trauma SIG

The Child Trauma SIG announces the successful creation of a Web page, within the members-only section of ISTSS, devoted to child trauma-related resources. The page is accessible through the SIG link. Currently, the Web page contains information and links to electronic resources for professionals and consumers, as well as downloadable PowerPoint expert presentations and other print resources. The site will be updated regularly, and the SIG welcomes suggestions for material to post to the site. The SIG’s electronic listserv also continues to be active, offering a forum for members to collaborate and communicate about various issues related to childhood trauma. The Child Trauma SIG is open to all ISTSS members; new members and ideas are welcome. For more information, contact Margaret E. Blaustein at •

Call for Awards Nominations

ISTSS performs an important function in recognizing those who have advanced the field of traumatic stress through their vision, creativity, tenacity, research accomplishments, clinical skills, public service and work with the media. The annual awards ceremony honors individuals who have made important contributions that advance the field and enrich lives.

A fine array of awards is presented for meritorious service, from young investigators to those who have distinguished themselves through a lifetime of contributions.

To submit a nomination for the 2004 awards, include a one-page statement summarizing the major achievements of the nominee and the nominee’s curriculum vitae. Be sure to state the award for which you wish your nominee to be considered. You are encouraged to consider candidates from outside North America.

Deadline for receipt of nominations is June 1, 2004. E-mail nominations as Word document attachments no later than June 1 to Awards Committee chair Matthew Friedman at