Organisations and sites that provide information about and deal with PTSD treatment

Organisations and sites that provide information about and deal with PTSD treatment

The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS)
ISTSS is an international multidisciplinary, professional membership organization that promotes advancement and exchange of knowledge about severe stress and trauma. This knowledge includes understanding the scope and consequences of traumatic exposure, preventing traumatic events and ameliorating their consequences, and advocating for the field of traumatic stress.

The European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
ESTSS is the European network for professionals in the field of psychotraumatology, and seeks to ensure continued prominence is given to all aspects of traumatic stress and its many repercussions. It promotes networking between individuals and organisations within the field of psychotraumatology.

Queensland program of assistance to survivors of torture and trauma
This Australian site offers lots of services addressing the needs of torture survivors and refugees.

Online PTSD Helpline
It can be difficult to pick up the phone and ask for help, but calling a PTSD hotline number is a free and easy way to speak with someone who is knowledgeable about PTSD and the treatment options available.

Sidran Institute – Traumatic Stress Education and Advocay
This institute offers information about the topic as well as teaching-courses (not for free available).

National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
The Center for PTSD is organized under the U.S. Department of veteran affairs. It provides information, research, education, training on trauma and PTSD to veterans and others.

Understanding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Dr. Bruce G. Fagel have collected useful links on how to understand PTSD.

PTSD Online Resource Center
A good collection of useful links related to PTSD.

AsianSTSS was founded for professionals to advance knowledge about the nature and consequences of highly stressful events and to provide a forum for the sharing of research, clinical strategies, public policy concerns and theoretical formulations on trauma around the Asian region, as well as promoting high standards and ethical practice in the trauma field.

Phoenix Australia – Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health
This center undertakes trauma related research, policy advice, service development and education. Their services help organisations and health professionals who work with people affected by traumatic events.

The Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma
Information about PTSD, trauma, research about the topic.

David Baldwin`s Trauma Information Pages
These Trauma Pages focus primarily on emotional trauma, traumatic stress and PTSD – following both individual traumatic experience and a large-scale disaster. It provides information for clinicians and researches. It`s represents a huge collection of very useful articles and links to these topics.

A Guide to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder 
A site for military personnel and others, with a list of facts and resources for patients and their family members who are coping with PTSD, as well as medical professionals assisting with the care and treatment of PTSD patients.

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) 
Created in 2000 as part of the Children’s Health Act to raise the standard of care and increase access to services for children and families who experience or witness traumatic events.