PTSD: National Center for PTSD
Types of Trauma
Types of Trauma
Other web links that can provide information on dealing with trauma types such as war, disaster and terrorism, sexual assault, violence, and more.
Information Related to War
A mental wellness resource for Service Members, Veterans, and Military Families.
- The Institute of Medicine: Veterans
The IOM website includes information about a variety of military-related health issues. The Website has separate sections for health care issues affecting the major military conflicts.
Disaster and Terrorism Related Information
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Disasters
This CDC site contains information on public health issues related to the many types of disasters.
- Cultural Competency Curriculum for Disaster Preparedness and Crisis Response
A set of courses designed to integrate knowledge, attitudes, and skills related to cultural competency in disaster situations. Experts from the National Center for PTSD helped create these materials provided by the US Dept of Health & Human Services.
- Disaster Assistance
The Official US site for the most up-to-date information on disasters: news, resources, and more. Created by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
- Drought-Related Resources from SAMHSA
Drought is a "silent disaster" because it is not associated with major destruction caused by fire, flood, earthquake or hurricane. This website contains resources to aid coping with drought-related stress and economic hardship.
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.
- Mental Health in Emergencies: WHO
This site provides general information regarding most emergencies. It includes links to PDFs such as: Mental Health In Emergencies: Mental and Social Aspects of Health of Populations Exposed to Extreme Stressors.
Other Trauma Types
- 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.
- United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
This site includes information about current news and links to other websites that focus on refugee issues.