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The following manuals and guides were produced by the National Center for PTSD, to help health care providers and clinicians in dealing with persons who experience trauma.

VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for PTSD

The 2010 VA/DoD Guideline describes critical decision points in Management of Traumatic Stress Disorder and Acute Stress Reaction. Provides recommendations for practitioners throughout the DoD and VA Health Care systems.

The Iraq War Clinician Guide

The Iraq War Clinician Guide was developed by members of the National Center for PTSD and the Department of Defense. It was developed specifically for clinicians and addresses the unique needs of veterans of the Iraq war.

Skills for Psychological Recovery: Field Operations Guide

The Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR) Guide was developed by the National Center for PTSD and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. SPR aims to help survivors gain skills to manage distress and cope with post-disaster stress and adversity. SPR is intended to follow Psychological First Aid (PFA) in the weeks and months following disaster or mass violence events.

Wounded Spirits, Ailing Hearts

This guide, Wounded Spirits, Ailing Hearts, written to accompany an award winning video, was created to help practitioners understand the unique needs present when dealing with a specific ethnocultural group, in this case, Native Americans.

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