years ago, The American Academy of Experts in
Traumatic Stress introduced Trauma Response®
Infosheets. These single page documents, featuring
practical information for survivors and professionals,
were disseminated around the world through the
utilization of different media. The Academy printed
thousands of these elegant handouts, offered them
through our automated fax-back system, and shared
them through our award-winning website on the
Internet. Due to frequent requests for information
related to traumatic stress, the Academy¹s
Executive Board has elected to expand our collection
of Infosheets to develop an extensive library
of practical information. Today, I am calling
upon our membership to help us with this endeavor.
The Academy is looking for documents that reflect
your specific area of interest and expertise.
We encourage you to draw from your existing workthough
new documents would certainly be considered. There
is no ³model² for these Infosheets and
they may be presented in a variety of ways. For
example, information can be offered as a summary,
or perhaps as a practical checklist. Most important
is that the Infosheets are truly practical documents
that convey the eclectic flavor of our multidisciplinary
membership. The following are examples that reflect
the diversity of topics that may be addressed:
- An Overview of Posttraumatic
- Helping Survivors of Sexual
- Managing Dental Anxiety &
- Critical Information About
- Sports Injury & Traumatic
- Bereavement Counseling
- Helping Survivors of Disasters
- An Overview of Critical Incident
- A Checklist of Indicators
of Suicide Potential
- Crisis Intervention Strategies
- The Psychological Impact
- Counseling with the Terminally
- Managing Trauma in the Workplace
- A Practical Checklist for
School Crisis Response
These Trauma Response®
Infosheets will be printed as colorful handouts
and distributed as a public service of the Academy.
Additionally, as in the past, they will be offered
through our automated fax-back system and shared
throughout the world through our award-winning
website on the nternetwww.traumatic-stress.org.
This is a tremendous opportunity for the Academy
to increase awareness of the effects of trauma
and, ultimately, to improve the quality of intervention
with survivorsour association¹s mission!
This is also a wonderful opportunity for you,
our membership, to share your unique perspective.
Infosheets will be limited to one page, front
and back. They will include a beautiful masthead,
title, author, author¹s organization/practice
address, author¹s telephone/e-mail contact
numbers, and a document limited to two sides of
a page. The Academy will grant permission for
reproduction of our Infosheets in their original
Infosheet submissions may be e-mailed to the Academy¹s
administrative offices at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If replying by e-mail, please paste the document
within your e-mail text writer, or forward it
as an attachment in text form. If you prefer,
you can mail your submission to our administrative
offices. Please enclose a hard copy along with
the document on a floppy disk.
Trauma Response® Infosheets offer an invaluable
opportunity to bring our expertise to the world.
Today, The American Academy of Experts in Traumatic
Stress can speak proudly of a rapidly growing
multidisciplinary membership represented by individuals
from over 200 professions in the health-related
fields, emergency services, criminal justice,
forensics, law, business and education. With members
in every state of the United States and over 40
foreign countries, the Academy is the largest
organization of its kind in the world.
Having a highly diverse, eclectic group of individuals
under one umbrella offers a unique opportunity
for us to network and share our ideas. May our
growing collection of Trauma Response® Infosheets
provide truly practical information that will
ultimately help many survivors of trauma.
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