Adolescent Traumatic Stress and Substance Abuse Treatment Center - Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Boston University
The purpose of the Adolescent Traumatic Stress and Substance Abuse Treatment Center is to improve the standard of care for adolescents with comorbid traumatic stress and substance use disorders. It provides resources to increase awareness about trauma, emotional distress, and substance misuse, emphasizes the role of triggers that can lead to traumatic stress symptom reoccurrence and substance misuse, and provides information on treatment.
Gender and health in natural disasters - World Health Organization (WHO)
This article discusses the lack of research on sex and gender differences in vulnerability to the impact of disasters. The publication considers the issues of gender roles, social and economic consequences, evidence of domestic and sexual violence, psychological impacts, planning and delivering disaster response services, the research that is needed, and the implications for disaster relief programs and policies.
Gender and women's mental health - World Health Organization (WHO)
This fact sheet discusses topics such as gender disparities and mental health, gender-specific risk factors, gender bias, women's mental health, and the World Health Organization's focus on women's mental health. The document can be used by behavioral health and primary care administrators, supervisors, and treatment professionals.
National Center for PTSD - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for PTSD (VA, PTSD)
This website is an educational resource developed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. It contains research and information for all audiences to help increase the understanding of trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder and their effects. It contains the current edition of the Psychological First Aid Field Operations Guide, an essential tool for helping disaster survivors; resources for responding to disasters; and responder stress management information.
National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) - National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
The mission of the NCTSN, according to its website, is ¿to raise the standard of care and improve access to services for traumatized children, their families, and communities throughout the United States.¿ NCTSN offers numerous trauma-, disaster-, and terrorism-related resources that are available for multiple audiences, including parents, educators, professionals, and the media.
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) - National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP)
This web page provides a summary of TF-CBT and includes reviews of relevant research findings on this model, which is used with children who have experienced a wide array of types of trauma. The page features a link to an online course on TF-CBT at http://tfcbt.musc.edu. An advanced clinical degree is required to access the course content.
Violence and disasters - World Health Organization (WHO)
This article highlights the important violence-related issues that communities face in the aftermath of a disaster. The publication discusses the factors that may contribute to an increase in violence after a disaster; the types of violence that are likely to increase, such as child abuse and neglect, domestic and sexual violence, and exploitation (including sexual exploitation); and best practices for response in the acute and disaster recovery phases.