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Trauma Organizations

Links to other agencies and associations that deal with trauma, PTSD, and related topics. Includes other trauma centers and organizations that deal with disaster and terrorism.

Associations and Agencies

  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry*
    The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) offers facts for families about PTSD and other problems children may face.
  • American Psychiatric Association*
    The American Psychiatric Association is a medical specialty society recognized world-wide. Its over 35,000 US and international member physicians work together to ensure humane care and effective treatment for all persons with mental disorders.
  • American Psychological Association*
    Based in Washington, DC, the American Psychological Association (APA) is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States. With 150,000 members, APA is the largest association of psychologists worldwide.
  • American Red Cross*
    The official home site of the American Red Cross.
  • AMSUS*
    The Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS) is an easily accessible resource for members and any others with an interest in Federal Healthcare.
  • Anxiety and Depression Association of America*
    The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety disorders and to improve the lives of all people who suffer from these problems.
  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies*
    The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies is a professional organization that maintains a database of CBT therapists.
  • Gateway to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder*
    A link to four national and international organizations, here to help you with articles, references, web-links, mini-courses, 800 phone access, and e-mail pen-pal resources. Provided by the Dart Foundation.
  • International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)*
    The ICRC's mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and international violence and to provide them with assistance.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness*
    Information on advocacy for those with mental illness, including affiliates who provide family support groups in different states in the US. NAMI is dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families.
  • National Center for Victims of Crime*
    The mission of the National Center for Victims of Crime is to forge a national commitment to help victims of crime rebuild their lives. We are dedicated to serving individuals, families, and communities harmed by crime.
  • National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
    The NIMH is the lead federal agency for research on mental and behavioral disorders. Their mission is to reduce the burden of mental illness and behavioral disorders through research on mind, brain, and behavior.
  • SAMHSA
    US Dept of Health and Human Services - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Statistics and data related to substance abuse and treatment; suicide preventions, getting help for mental health problems, getting help for substance abuse, and more.
  • SAMHSA's National Mental Health Information Center
    Information for the general public and providers regarding a wide array of mental health-related information and services; service locator; crisis hotline; children's mental health; grants and funding information.
  • United States 211 Information and Referral Systems*
    Many states now have a 2-1-1 comprehensive referral phone line. By dialing 211, any state resident is provided with helpful information regarding a variety of state and community services available to them.
  • USA.gov
    USA.gov (formerly FirstGov.gov) is the US government's official web portal, a gateway to all government information. From this site you can search millions of web pages from the federal government and state governments, the District of Columbia, and US.
  • USUHS
    Uniformed Services University for the Health Sciences: (USUHS) is the Nation's Federal health sciences university, and is committed to excellence in military medicine and public health during peace and war. The Center for Traumatic Stress Studies falls under this university.
  • World Health Organization (WHO)*
    The Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse provides leadership and guidance for the achievement of two broad objectives: (a) closing the gap between what is needed and what is currently available to reduce the burden of mental disorders.

Trauma Organizations and Centers

  • ALFEST: Association of French Language for the Study of the Stress and the Traumatism
    Association of French Language for the Study of the Stress and the Traumatism.
  • ASTSS: Australian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies*
    ASTSS is an organization providing a forum for extending the understanding of prevention and treatment of major stress and trauma within the Australasian region.
  • Australian Center for Posttraumatic Mental Health*
    Formerly the National Centre for War-related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health is a collaboration between the Department of Veterans Affairs, the University of Melbourne, and the Australian Defence Force.
  • Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (USUHS)
    The Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress conducts research, education, consultation and training on preparing for and responding to the psychological effects and health consequences of traumatic events.
  • DART Center*
    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 the field of trauma.
  • David Baldwin's Trauma Information Pages*
    Research-related trauma resources on the Internet that can be read, joined, or searched: online databases, a workshop calendar, professional organizations, email discussion lists, and information about effective trauma treatment approaches.
  • Deutschsprachige Gesellschaft fur Psychotraumatologie*
    Germany's Traumatic Stress organization.
  • ESTSS: European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies*
    The European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, established in 1993, is the European network for professionals in the field of psychotraumatology.
  • Gift From Within*
    A nonprofit organization dedicated to those who suffer from PTSD, those at risk for PTSD, and those who care for traumatized individuals. Includes essays, articles, poetry, art, meditations, QA on PTSD, book reviews, and more.
  • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS)*
    The ISTSS is a trauma organization dedicated to trauma treatment, education, research, clinical strategies, public policy concerns, and theoretical formulations about trauma in the United States and around the world.
  • Japanese Society for Traumatic Stress Studies*
    Japan's Traumatic Stress organization.
  • MIRECCs
    MIRECCs are VA Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Centers established by Congress to investigate the causes of mental illness, and to evaluate both established and new treatments with the goal of bringing best practices in mental health care into practice.
  • National Child Traumatic Stress Network
    The NCTSN was established to improve access to care, treatment, and services for children and adolescents exposed to traumatic events and to encourage and promote collaboration between service providers in the field.
  • PTSD Alliance*
    The Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Alliance is here to help, not as professionals, but as peers.
  • SAPSI: Sociedad Argentina de Psicotrauma (Argentine Society for Psychotrauma)*
    The Argentine Society for Psychotrauma is an affiliated organization of ISTSS and covers a range of scientific areas from innovative treatments to the neurobiology and cognitive disorders of trauma.
  • SIDRAN Institute: Traumatic Stress Education and Advocacy*
    A nationally-focused nonprofit organization devoted to helping people who have experienced traumatic life events. SIDRAN aims to enhance: the early recognition and treatment of trauma-related stress in children; the understanding of trauma and its sequelea.
  • Traumaweb: Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma*
    Traumaweb is the home page of the Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma. Today the Center is acknowledged as one of the outstanding treatment and training centers in Israel.

Organizations Dealing with Disaster and Terrorism

  • FEMA
    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is part of the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS). FEMA's continuing mission is to lead the effort to prepare the nation for all hazards and effectively manage federal response and recovery efforts.
  • International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)*
    The ICRC's mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and international violence and to provide them with assistance.
  • United States 211 Information and Referral Systems*
    Many US States now have a 2-1-1 comprehensive referral phone line. By dialing 211, any state resident is provided with helpful information regarding a variety of state and community services available to them.
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