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ISTSS Partners

ISTSS has short- and long-term partners around the world with professional organizations, corporations and nonprofits that aim to protect those who have been traumatized and/or advance knowledge about traumatic stress: 

American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children

The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, now in partnership with The New York Foundling, was founded in 1986 and is a nonprofit, national organization focused on meeting the needs of professionals engaged in all aspects of services for maltreated children and their families. Especially important to APSAC is the dissemination of state-of-the-art practice in all professional disciplines related to child abuse and neglect.  On October 1, 2016, APSAC partnered with The New York Foundling, whose mission offers an expansive array of services for under-served children, families, and adults with developmental disabilities. The Foundling provides the resources necessary to rebuild lives and rebuild families.

American Psychological Association Division 56

APA Division of Trauma Psychology

Journal: Psychological Trauma

Division 56's mission is to initiate proposals for projects and working groups, develop products, and to form coalitions to address the pressing issues of trauma that are growing ever more frequent today. With the establishment of Division 56 within the American Psychological Association, they champion trauma issues. ISTSS has established a liaison who is a member of both ISTSS and APA's Division 56. For more information contact APA's Division 56 or contact Dr. Diane Elmore Borbon.

Asian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (AsianSTSS)

AsianSTSS was founded in 2005 as a fully incorporated limited company registered in Hong Kong for professionals to share information about the effects of trauma. The Society aims to advance knowledge about the nature and consequences of highly stressful events and to provide a forum for the sharing of research, clinical strategies, public policy concerns and theoretical formulations on trauma around the Asian region. For more information, visit the AsianSTSS website or email.

The Coalition for the International Criminal Court

The Coalition for the International Criminal Court is the largest partnership in the world advancing the cause of international justice. Including more than 2,500 civil society organizations from 150 countries, the Coalition is leading the global fight to end genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity through a commitment to the core values of human rights and justice. Contact Dr. Yael Danieli with any questions.

Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma

The Dart Center is a global network of journalists, journalism educators and health professionals dedicated to improving media coverage of trauma, conflict and tragedy. The Center also addresses the consequences of such coverage for those working in journalism and is involved in the ISTSS Annual Meeting activities. Contact the Dart Center, Dr. Elana Newman or contact Bruce Shapiro for more information.

Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT)

Journals: Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma; Journal of Child Sexual Abuse; and Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma 

The Institute's mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals on a local, national, and international level by sharing and disseminating vital state-of-the-science information, improving networking among professionals, and assisting with program evaluation, consultation, and training to promote violence-free living. ISTSS and IVAT have mutual annual meeting marketing coverage. ISTSS has established a liaison who is a member of both ISTSS and IVAT. Contact IVAT or more information.

International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD)

Journal: Journal of Trauma and Dissociation 

The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation is an international, non-profit, professional association organized to develop and promote comprehensive, clinically effective and empirically based resources and responses to dissociation and to address its relevance to other theoretical constructs. ISTSS has established a liaison who is a member of both ISTSS and ISSTD. Contact the ISSTD or Dr. Christine Courtois for more information.

National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence Across the Lifespan 

The NPEIV is an overarching group of organizations, agencies, coalitions, and groups that embraces a national, multi-disciplinary and multicultural commitment to violence prevention across the lifespan. The newly-formed organization is committed to reducing interpersonal violence and its consequences through scientific research and application of empirical findings. Through its many partnerships and collaborations, the NPEIV is beginning to make great strides in pursuing this goal and achieving its of becoming an umbrella partnership of the many organizations, agencies, and advocate/victims working to end interpersonal violence in the US.

Sidran Institute

Sidran helps people understand, manage, and treat trauma and dissociation. The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) refers persons seeking a therapist to Sidran. Sidran offers a service which assists individuals at no charge with locating appropriate trauma resources. They are one of the nation's leading providers of education and resources on traumatic stress; training and consulting on treating and managing traumatic stress; information and advocacy on current issues related to trauma; publications on traumatic stress; and assessment and research tools. Contact the Sidran Institute for more information.