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|American Trauma Society (ATS)
The American Trauma Society (ATS), a membership organization for health care trauma personnel, works to save lives through improved trauma care and injury prevention. ATS provides critical information on trauma to its members, to policy makers, and to the public. It supports the needs of families. It is also a strong supporter of injury prevention, creating and producing programs and providing these programs to its members. ATS programs cover the life-time of a person beginning with safety for children (the “Traumaroo Program”), teen behavior (alcohol, driving, etc.), adult and senior years (falls and driving). The society provides brochures and other print materials, videos, and posters to assist members in their community injury prevention programs.
|Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT )
The Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT) works to improve the quality of life and promote violence-free living for individuals on a local, national, and international level by conducting research, sharing and disseminating information, improving networking among professionals, and assisting with program evaluation, consultation, and training. Formed when the Family Violence and Sexual Assault Institute merged with the Alliant International University,the institute promotes collaboration across disciplines and and encorporates many centers that focus on family violence, sexual assault, youth and school violence, workplace volence, violence prevention, and traumatic stress. IVAT publishes a bulletin, journals, and resource lists; and hosts an international conference.
|International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS)
The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), is a membership based organization that is dedicated to the stimulation of policy, program, and service initiatives that seek to reduce traumatic stress and its immediate and long-term consequences. Members include professionals who work with victims of crime, abuse, neglect, family or community violence, exploitation, or oppression; Holocaust survivors; refugees; torture victims; war veterans; survivors of disasters; and persons in high-risk occupations. The society is dedicated to the discovery and dissemination of knowledge and provides a forum for the sharing of research, clinical strategies, public policy concerns, and theoretical formulations on trauma in the United States and around the world. Publications include the Journal of Traumatic Stress and Traumatic StressPoints.
|National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) is a coalition of 54 treatment centers working to improve the quality, effectiveness, and availability of therapeutic services delivered to all children and adolescents experiencing traumatic events. The Network — a Congressional initiative funded by the Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, US Department of Health and Human Services — will collect data for systematic study; help to educate professionals and the public about the effects of trauma on children; and develop and disseminate effective, evidence-based treatments. The National Resource Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NRC-CTS) supports the mission of NCTSN by providing relevant information and resources to professionals and the public, including survivors of childhood trauma, their families, and communities. The Resource Center provides referrals, inquiry responses, reference information, and publications for consumers. The NCTSN Web site provides access to full-text reports, related reading lists, an archive of NCTSN newsletters, and the PILOTS database of scientific literature on traumatic stress. Some client brochures about child traumatic stress are available in foreign languages.|
|National Resource Center for Traumatic Brain InjuryThe National Resource Center for Traumatic Brain Injury (NRCTBI) provides practical information for professionals, individuals with brain injury, and family members. It provides an e-mail list; publications for professionals, families and children; free articles, book chapters, and other resources; and an annual conference. It is funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research In the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Educatino and Rehabilitative Services..|
The Trauma Foundation is an independent nonprofit agency whose mission is to reduce the number of injuries and deths due to injuries, including those related to burns, domestic violence, firearms, transportation, the workplace, youth violence, and all injuries involving excess alcohol use, through prevention, improved trauma care, and improved rehabilitation. Its activities include data collection and research to support injury prevention policies; policy development and education; and information dissemination.