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ISTSS Global Travel Award Campaign Reaches Goal!
Date posted: 09/21/2020
Topic: International and Global
ISTSS celebrates the completion of its ambitious $100,000 Global Travel Award Campaign! Led by the vision and generosity of two ISTSS members who initiated the campaign with leadership gifts, the ISTSS Board then launched a $20,000 matching gift campaign and, with the support of the wider ISTSS community and $10,000 that ISTSS received from the estate of Ellen Frey Wouters, successfully reached its milestone of $100,000.
Understanding Economic Impacts of Policies that Further Traumatize Immigrant Children
Date posted: 08/13/2020
Topic: International and Global
Approximately 33 million children migrate from one country to another each year and an estimated 17 million of whom were displaced due to conflict and violence (UNICEF, 2020). In the United States (U.S.), media attention has focused primarily on the tens of thousands of children migrating from Central America. Child migration across the southern border of the U.S. is not a recent phenomenon, but many recent policy changes and executive orders may have lasting impacts on our system of immigration and the children caught in the middle. To assess the potential economic impact of recent immigration policy changes, we conducted a pilot study through a collaboration through the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) with investigators from the University of Maryland, Boston College, and Duke University. 
Using Latent Class Analysis to Support ICD-11 Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Diagnosis in a Sample of Homeless Adults
Date posted: 06/26/2020
Topic: International and Global
Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD) is a new diagnosis that recognises that different types of traumatic experiences can impact individuals in ways that the more established diagnosis of PTSD does not capture (World Health Organization, 2018: WHO). The distinction might best be conveyed by considering the way an individual could internalise the experience of surviving a serious car accident, or terrorist attack, with the way another individual internalises repetitive childhood sexual abuse. We investigated the CPTSD model with a group of people who have experienced homelessness and trauma in Australia.
Death Notification, Grief, and Posttraumatic Stress: Implications for COVID-19 Deaths
Date posted: 04/20/2020
Topic: International and Global
Human Remains, Grief, and Posttraumatic Stress in Bereaved Family Members Fourteen Years after September 11, 2001, a forthcoming manuscript in the Journal of Traumatic Stress describes the mental health effects on 9/11-bereaved family members after being notified (often multiple times) that remains of their loved ones were identified. The recent, novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak presents new and different challenges associated with death notification.
ISTSS 2019: Reflections from A Global Travel Award Recipient Psychology and Boston: Sparking a New Flame
Date posted: 04/21/2020
Topic: International and Global
This past November, I had a unique opportunity of presenting my abstract at the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) 35th Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts in the United States. The conference theme was “Trauma, Recovery, and Resilience: Charting a Course Forward.” My abstract was titled “Validation of the Screen for Children Anxiety and Related Emotional Disorders-Revised Version (SCARED-R) for Use in Rwanda.”
Effects of Narrative Exposure Therapy on PTSD, depression, and insomnia: A study with traumatized North Korean refugee youth
Date posted: 03/30/2020
Topic: International and Global

North Korean refugee youth typically have been exposed to multiple traumatic experiences in their home country and during their flight (Park et al., 2019a). Consequently, they have high rates of trauma-related mental disorders including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression. Therefore, treating PTSD and depression of North Korean refugee youth may be important to reduce dysfunctional sleep patterns and insomnia.

Literature Review on Impact of Global Spread of Infectious Diseases on Health Care Workers
Date posted: 03/25/2020
Topic: International and Global
In response to the global pandemic related to the COVID-19 virus, the ISTSS Research Methods Special Interest Group has compiled a list of recent empirical literature relevant to the impact of the spread of infectious diseases on healthcare workers. While not exhaustive, this list highlights important work being done on this critical global issue.
Integrating Cultural Humility Into Trauma-Informed Pediatric Health Care
StressPoints
Date posted: 09/11/2019
Topic: International and Global
In 2010, our children’s hospital formed the Council on Violence Prevention (COVP) with a mission to reduce the impact of violence on patients and their families through coordination and support of existing and future hospital efforts. Recognizing the importance of, and supporting, direct trauma treatment services in pediatric health care was an early success of the Council.  However, health care team members, not wanting to cause unintentional harm to patients and families, recognized how easily this can happen when intervention occurs without knowing patient history.
Methodological Advances in Studying Traumatic Responses Following Hurricanes
StressPoints
Date posted: 09/11/2019
Topic: International and Global
Natural hazards share many defining characteristics that make the study of psychological responses to them exceedingly difficult. The specific site and timing of these events are often unpredictable and seemingly random. As a result, there are several notable gaps in the research on individuals’ psychological and behavioral responses to disasters (Garfin & Silver, 2016).
Treatment Considerations When Working with Survivors of Human Sex Trafficking
StressPoints
Date posted: 09/1/2019
Topic: International and Global
Human sex trafficking is a significant global public health issue and a violation of human rights. Sex trafficking is defined as “the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act… in which a commercial sex act is induced by forced, fraud, or coercion” (Trafficking violence Protection Act, 2000). Research suggests victims of human sex trafficking span all cultures, races, ages, genders and socioeconomic brackets (Shandro, Chisolm-Straker, & Duber, 2016).
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