This section provides web links to assist in coping and treatment following trauma. There is information for those who have been through a traumatic experience, as well as information for providers, including clinical practice guidelines.
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.
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 and art, meditations, Q&A on PTSD, book reviews, and more.
My HealtheVet is the VHA Health Portal created for Veterans and their family, and for VA employees. This new health portal provides health information, tools and services anywhere in the world you can access the Internet.
The Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Alliance is here to help, not as professionals, but as peers.
Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network*
RAINN carries out programs to prevent sexual assault, helps victims, and attempts to ensure that rapists are brought to justice. This website contains statistics, counseling resources, prevention tips, and news.
Safe Helpline provides confidential one-on-one assistance for victims of military sexual assault, rape, or domestic violence. Call or text the Safe Helpline at 1-877-995-5247 to talk with someone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Sesame Street Parents*
Advice by Sesameworkshop.org about how to talk with children about tragedy, and when to seek professional help.
Veterans and Families Coming Home*
This site provides information for families, employers, and communities, to help support homecoming veterans in their transition from military to civilian life. Resources and readings are provided as well as information on preparing for homecoming.
Veterans Crisis Line*
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and press 1 to be connected to a free, 24-hour hotline for Veterans in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.
The APA Task Force on Promoting Resilience in Response to Terrorism has produced nine fact sheets intended to assist psychologists seeking to foster resilience in a variety of populations, including adults, children, first responders, mental health and other health care providers.
A web-based course on evidence-based Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). Continuing Education credit is available. The website is a project of the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center at the Medical University of South Carolina, with collaboration from the National Center for PTSD.
The official DoD site for reliable quality of life information designed to help troops and their families, leaders, and service providers. Includes links to all Active Duty Family Program Support centers on military installations.
MIRECC on PTSD*
General information about PTSD from the Mental Illness Research Educational & Clinical Center (MIRECC) at Stanford.
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.
This site was developed by DoD's Deployment Health Clinical Center as a resource for clinicians, veterans, and their families. Their goal is to create a partnership between military men and women, veterans, their families, and their providers.
Seeking Safety is a present-focused therapy to help people attain safety from trauma/PTSD and substance abuse. The treatment is available as a book, providing both client handouts and guidance for clinicians.
This page explains telehealth at the Dept. of Veterans Affairs and discusses care coordination.
Veterans Health Initiative (VHI)
Courses to help recognize and record connections between health effects and military service. Courses cover a variety of topics (PTSD, military sexual trauma, traumatic brain injury, etc.) intended to prepare providers to better serve veterans.
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