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PTSD: National Center for PTSD

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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 the Management of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Acute Stress Reaction. Recommendations for practitioners and useful tools for providers and patients are included, such as a PTSD Pocket Guide, PTSD Provider Tool, Guide for Clinic Leaders, and booklets for patients regarding PTSD and family issues.

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.

Psychological First Aid: Field Operations Guide

The Psychological First Aid Guide was developed by the National Center for PTSD and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. It has essential information for dealing with people in the immediate aftermath of disasters.

Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR) 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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