The academy is celebrating it 25th anniversary

Personal Items and Equipment for Deployment

The Academy and GCAT do not provide equipment or items during deployment. When deployed, caregivers should consider taking the following items:

  • Academy and GCAT identification cards
  • clothing that is appropriate to the climate and condition of the deployment
  • mobile phone with necessary charging equipment (or prepaid phone)
  • paper and writing utensils or a laptop computer
  • due to the unpredictability of circumstances and availability of food, snacks be brought to make sure your body gets the nourishment and energy it needs

diplomate credential

The Diplomate distinction is a prestigious credential awarded to members that recognizes their experience in working with survivors of traumatic events and/or crisis management, knowledge, training and level of education.

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DIPLOMATE CREDENTIAL

fellowship credential

The Fellowship designation is the highest honor the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and National Center for Crisis Management can bestow upon a member. This designation is awarded to Diplomates who have made significant contributions to the field and to the Academy or the Center.

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FELLOWSHIP CREDENTIAL

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