Information and Other Resources on Traumatic Stress, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Grief
Aftermath of WarA safe place of support for those who love a wounded veteran. In the Aftermath of War, we come together to share our personal experiences, research, information, support and friendship so that we may learn to understand and cope with our veterans who suffer from PTSD. This site is full of information, lots of chat groups, poetry and hope.
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRYThe guidelines include sections on diagnostic assessment,
differential diagnosis, subtypes of PTSD, and treatment.
Practice Parameters for the Assessment and Treatment of Children
and Adolescents with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF EXPERTS IN TRAUMATIC RESPONSELaw enforcement and emergency services personnel are highly prone to PTSD.
Law Enforcement Traumatic Stress: Clinical Syndromes and Intervention Strategies
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF EXPERTS IN TRAUMATIC RESPONSEIn the aftermath of tragedy, individuals, families, responders,
schools, workplaces, neighborhoods and the community reverberate
Down the Long Road of Grief: Supporting Survivors, Families and Loved Ones in the Aftermath
American Academy of PediatricsThe American Academy of Pediatrics offers advice on how to
communicate with children and adolescents during times of crisis.
AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIANPost-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can affect a wide range
of patients in family practice, regardless of culture, age,
sex, or socioeconomic class.
Primary Care Treatment of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATIONThis paper examines posttraumatic responses of direct concern
to clinicians working in a community exposed to a disaster.
Psychiatric Dimensions of Disaster: Patient Care,
Community Consultation, and Preventive Medicine
David Baldwin's Trauma Information PagesProvides extensive information about emotional trauma and traumatic
The Center for Grieving ChildrenThe Center for Grieving Children provides both educational outreach and supportive therapy for grieving children and their families. They have posted information about supporting children during the current crisis. Their mission is to provide loving support to grieving children and the community through peer support, outreach, and education. They provide a safe environment for those who are grieving the death or coping with a life-threatening illness of a family member or friend.
49 York Street
Portland, Maine 04101
Child Witness to Violence ProgramThis website posts articles about chidren who have witnessed violence
and how to help them as well as information about this ongoing project
at Boston Medical Center.
Director: Betsy McAlister-Groves, LICSW
Tel: (617) 414-4244
Dr. Robert BrooksWell known child psychologist and consultant has posted valuable
suggestions for helping children cope with 9-11 and its aftermath.
Gift From WithinPersons with PTSD and related traumatic stress syndromes deserve the
same charitable support that sustains individuals and families suffering
the impact of cancer, heart disease and stroke. At least 20,000,000
Americans have experienced some forms of PTSD. Gift From Within was founded to help provide this support. It provides articles, an online support group, and other online services. Gift From Within sells educational video tapes about PTSD.
THE JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PSYCHIATRYPTSD is a highly prevalent and impairing condition. Early and
aggressive outreach to treat people with PTSD could help reduce
the enormous societal costs of this disorder.
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder:
The Burden to the Individual and to Society
THE JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PSYCHIATRYData from epidemiologic surveys indicate that the vast majority
of individuals with PTSD meet criteria for at least one other
Comorbidity of Psychiatric Disorders and PTSD
Michigan Victim AllianceIn their effort to help develop support systems for persons suffering from traumatic stress, The Michigan Victim Alliance is providing a unique matching service for men. The Michigan Victim Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to the healing and protection of victims of violence, trauma and abuse.
International Support System for Traumatized Men
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National Center for Posttraumatic Stress SyndromeThe National Center for PTSD was created in 1989 within the Veterans Administration (which has since become the Department of Veterans Affairs) in response to a Congressional mandate to address the needs of veterans with military-related post-traumatic stress disorder. It serves as a resource center and coordinates the exchange of, information regarding all research and training activities carried out by the Veterans Administration, and by other Federal and non-Federal entities, with respect to PTSD.
A Program for the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
The National Mental Health AssociationProvides information about how to handle the trauma caused by the
terroristic attacks on the country, and the significant impact of
witnessing these acts on adults and children.
The Sidran InstituteThe Sidran Institute, a leader in traumatic stress education and advocacy, is a nationally-focused nonprofit organization devoted to helping people who have experienced traumatic life events. Our education and advocacy promotes greater understanding of:
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Towson, MD 21286 USA
- The early recognition and treatment of trauma-related stress in children;
- The understanding of trauma and its long-term effect on adults;
- The strategies leading to greatest success in self-help recovery for trauma survivors;
- The clinical methods and practices leading to greatest success in aiding trauma victims;
- The development of public policy initiatives that are responsive to the needs of adult and child survivors of traumatic events
Tragic Times, Healing WordsAn article by Sesame Workshop Researchers on talking to children about