The academy is celebrating it 25th anniversary

As a multidisciplinary group of professionals, the Academy established a Code of Ethical & Professional Standards for practice across disciplines. All members must adhere to the code.

To be committed to the advancement of intervention for survivors of trauma.

To work toward increasing awareness of traumatic stress and improving treatment for survivors.

To maintain the highest standards of competence and professional practice in my work with trauma victims.

To provide only those services for which I am qualified by virtue of my knowledge, experience and education.

To maintain my knowledge of the research literature directly related to the services I render.

To respect the rights of individuals to privacy and confidentiality.

To never misrepresent my credentials, education or membership status.

To refrain from conduct that would be adverse to the interest and purpose of the Academy.

Our mission

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Our goals

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THE MISSION OF THE ACADEMY

  • INCREASE AWARENESS

    Increase Awareness of Effects of Traumatic Events and Crisis Situations on Human Functioning  

  • LOOK BEYOND PHYSICAL NEEDS

    Enable Professionals to Look Beyond Physical and Safety Needs and also Address Emergent Psychological Needs

  • ESTABLISH STANDARDS

    Improve the Quality of Support and Intervention and Establish Meaningful Standards Among Professionals Across Disciplines

  • TRAINING AND EDUCATION

    Provide Information and Training through it’s Educational Resource Center and Premier Speakers Bureau

  • SUrVIVOR TO THRIVER

    Ultimately to Assist Victims to Become Survivors and then Thrivers