American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress.
has established a standard for its Board Certification of professionals, across disciplines, who regularly work with survivors of traumatic events --. Membership includes
professionals from over one hundred specialties
in the health-related fields, emergency services,
criminal justice, forensics, law and education.
- UK National Workplace Bullying
psychiatric injury caused by bullying on to the DSM-IV Diagnostic Criteria
for PTSD; also proposes differences between "psychiatric injury" and
"mental illness"; maps the serial bully's behaviour on to the DSM-IV
Diagnostic Criteria for Antisocial Personality Disorder (APD). The work of
Tim Field, BSc, (Hons).
Read to raise your awareness of a serious
Index of traumatic
stress. You are
presented with a list of html files
which with a click will present you
with any of the articles published
the on-line journal of traumatic stress,
the pages describing how to get
listed with Operation
Green Cross, and
- Disaster & Trauma
Special Interest Group of the
Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy (AABT)
, The mission
of the AABT
D & T SIG, how it will accomplish this mission, how to
subscribe to the maillist (if you are a member).
New in April 1998, can be expected to develop an authoritative
- David Baldwin's Trauma Info Pages, the
most informative site on PTSD and related topics.
Includes About Trauma
- an overview of the psychology of trauma with
links to further information on specific aspects; Trauma
Resources - full texts of
many important papers and articles on traumatic
stress and its treatment, plus links to other
Information - advice and
many links to support for victims of various
trauma; Disaster Handout
A huge resource, a labour of love which we very
much appreciate for its invaluable contents and
fine organization. If you are ever looking for
information on trauma or disaster, this should be
your first stop.
Discovery Channel Science article on EMDR
"Using flashing lights to banish bad memories" by Gloria Chang, March
A journalist's article on EMDR for the Discovery Channel's web site
Science "In Focus" section. Nicely done with illustrations. Ken Adam is
quoted for solid Canadian content.
European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS)
Its web pages include recent ESTSS Bulletins which
contain excellent articles on traumatic stress matters contributed by
members, as well as conference information and a section for links to other
sites of interest.
PSYCH TRAUMA PAGES . from the
Psychology Department at The University of
presentation of useful trauma links and material
developed in Australia.
Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) "provides
a forum for the sharing of research, clinical
strategies, public policy concerns and
theoretical formulations on trauma in the United
States and around the world. ISTSS is dedicated
to the discovery and dissemination of knowledge
and to the stimulation of policy, program and
service initiatives that seek to reduce traumatic
stressors and their immediate and long-term
Information about ISTSS, complete texts of issues
of Stress Points, the quarterly
newsletter, Tables of Contents of the Journal
of Traumatic Stress, membership application,
and links to selct trauma resources.
The Internet Mental Health Organization.
How to subscribe to the
and many other mental health e-mail discussion lists."InterPsych forums
(aka mailing lists) are one way mental health
and behavioural science professionals, students, and interested
others keep up with discourse in their fields, as well as keeping
up with each other."
Instructions on how to register are provided on the web site.
Here is a list of the forums now in progress:
child-adolescent-psych, clinical-psychophysiology, computers-in-mental-health,
current-issues-in-psych, dissociative-disorders, emergency-psychiatry,
forensic-psych, geriatric-neuro, hiv-aids-psycho-social, hypnosis-l,
managed-behavioral-healthcare, mental-health-in-the-media, neuro-psych,
personality-disorders, psy-language, psych-nurses, psychiatric-social-workers
psychiatry-l, psychiatry-resources, psycho-analysis, psycho-pharm,
psychotherapy-practice, psychotherapy-research, research-psychologists
Israel Institute for Treatment
and Study of Stress
Maytal is a private out-patient mental
health institute in Haifa which provides services in counseling and mental
health. Activities include not only treatment, but also training and
supervision of psychologists, as well as research in the fields of
psychotherapy and trauma. I particularly like their
Mobbing: Emotional Abuse in The American Workplace.
A new book about "Mobbing ... bullying at the workplace ... a
"ganging up" by co-workers, subordinates or superiors, to force someone out
of the workplace through rumor, innuendo, intimidation, discrediting,
isolation, and particularly, humiliation... a serious form of
... harassment... affects the mental and physical health of victims." The author's intend "to stimulate public awareness ... to help detect mobbing in workplaces, to warn those who intentionally perpetrate mobbing actions, and to encourage preventive, timely and appropriate action to deal with this phenomenon."
U.S. National Center for PTSD on the
World Wide Web, includes access to the PILOTS Database (THE database on PTSD), a
substantial portion of the PILOTS
Database User's Guide, and
staff directories for several National Center
divisions . If you seek references on any aspect
of PTSD, then if one exists, you will likely find
it on the Pilots database. You can download
references or abstracts to your own computer. A
Police Stress - Law
Enforcement Stress line
Articles about Police Stress, plus Police Humor, Topical
Discussions, Questions & Answers, Reviews of Police
Books: for Police and Law Enforcement Officers, their
families and friends.
An excellent resource for Police and valuable for other emergency
Sidran Foundation and Press
For those who have experienced or witnessed violent or traumatic events and consequently suffer symptoms of distress, often severe and disabling. Sidran is a national non-profit organization devoted to education, advocacy and research related to the early recognition and treatment of trauma-related stress in children
and the understanding and treatment of adults suffering from trauma-generated disorders.
To support people with trauma-generated disorders, and to educate the public about them, the Sidran Foundation has developed the following:
* The Sidran Press publishes books and educational materials on traumatic stress and
* The Sidran Bookshelf on Trauma and Dissociation (an annotated catalog)
* The PsychTrauma Infobase (a comprehensive computerized information database)
* The PsychTrauma Resource and Information Service, (provides resources and referrals at
* The Dissociative Disorders Low-Cost Psychotherapy Clinic (a demonstration project)
* Sidran public education workshops
Toronto Police Service
Employee and Family Assistance Program
A new web site providing
information about the mandate of the EAP program, the Referral Agent
program, the Critical Incident Debriefing Team, Critical Incident Stress,
and the EAP Committee.
Post Traumatic Stress
Disorder - And Recovery.
Jim Johnson's creation to help fellow PTSD survivors. "We have a
discussion board, an email forum, and a real time java chat room
as well as a great number of helpful links."
Insights from direct experience - from Nanaimo, BC.
Rural Care ~ Crossroads of Healthcare, Culture, Traumatic Stress & Technology
Created and maintained by Beth Hadnell Stamm, a leader in the study of
Secondary trumatic Stress and measurement of traumatic stress, this page on Rural Care contains references, archived
papers, and measures of traumatic stress
and secondary traumatic stress (Compassion fatigue), material and links related to Rural Health Care, the Project For Community Revitalization & Healing Of Cultural Trauma In Indigenous Peoples.
excellent site for knowledge of therapist self-care. You can
download and use the articles, reference lists, and psychometric
measures as long as you give credit to the authors. You
will find an excellent selection of links.
An e-mail discussion list, "The
Traumatology Forum has been in
operation since March of 1994. Most of our members study or treat those
who have or are still experiencing the effects of enduring a traumatic
event. Such events include but is not limited to disasters,
accidents, death of a loved one, criminal violence, family abuse, war
(either as a combatant or as a civilian), or a survivor of other types of
We are affiliated with the International Society for Traumatic Stress
Studies and the Journal of Traumatic Stress, among others. Our most
immediate concern is seeking the most powerful, painless, and efficient
method for eliminating or at least containing the unwanted consequences of
A registration form is
, the electronic
journal of traumatic stress studies, founded and edited by Charles Figley.
All articles are available on line and you can subscribe to the journal.
The Unseen Scars:
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in the Canadian Military
Created by the CBC, a site that will take you to the heart of the Canadian
military men and women who suffer from having served us in horrifying
situations - "Hidden Wounds". Pictures and interviews derived from the
National Affairs program broadcast in November, 1998. The video of that program is also available from the site, and there is an excellent selection of related links.
an excellent resource developed by
Randy McCall, Windsor, Ontario.
Great page design, you will find a resource table which
provides access to a vast number of pages of information relevant to victims and their assistance, from Lost/Abused Children, to Support
Groups, to Care for the Caregiver, and the most
complete list Directories of VA Services. You can
also find how to subscribe to the VA E-Mail Forum, the internet discussion group for VA workers.