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Healing Trauma Together

The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies is dedicated to sharing information about the effects of trauma and the discovery and dissemination of knowledge about policy, program and service initiatives that seek to reduce traumatic stressors and their immediate and long-term consequences. ISTSS is an international interdisciplinary professional organization that promotes advancement and exchange of knowledge about traumatic stress.

Trauma Blog

Transforming Access to Evidence-Based Trauma Interventions in Low and Middle Income Contexts
Posted on 05/20/2024 by Srishti Sardana, Anushka R. Patel, Debra Kaminer, Duane D. Booysen, Kate Ellis, Christian H. Kristensen, & Katy Robjant
Low and middle-income countries (LMICs) are plagued by high rates of trauma exposure and trauma-related mental health difficulties, yet those affected by traumain LMICs access effective treatments at very low rates. This blog post identifies key treatment barriers and highlights a range of evidence-based strategies to improve treatment access and uptake for people affected by trauma in LMICs. 
Reflecting on the State of the Science of Prolonged Exposure Therapy
Posted on 05/13/2024 by Carmen P. McLean & Edna B. Foa
Prolonged exposure therapy has been a leading first-line treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder over the past decades. In this blog post, innovators of prolonged exposure review the state of the science and directions for the future. 
A score of 27 or greater on the Moral Injury and Distress Scale (MIDS) identifies clinically meaningful and impairing moral injury
Posted on 05/07/2024 by Sonya B. Norman, Shira Maguen, & Brandon J. Griffin
Researchers find a score of 27 or greater on the Moral Injury and Distress Scale (MIDS) identifies clinically meaningful and impairing moral injury.