PTSD: National Center for PTSD
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 2017 VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) describes critical decision points in patient care of posttraumatic stress disorder and acute stress disorder. The updated CPG includes objective, evidence-based information on the management of PTSD and related conditions, including diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up recommendations.
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: 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.