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The Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS) was established in 1987 to address United States Department of Defense concerns around the psychological impact and health consequences resulting from the impact of traumatic events, to include weapons of mass destruction, terrorism, and natural disasters.
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In the midst of a global health crisis, take care of your patients by taking care of yourself! Check out this handy sleep guide for healthcare workers: https://bit.ly/34jBIrJ
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Another extremely helpful document from our Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress ➡️ What healthcare providers need to know about the psychological effects of quarantine during the COVID-19 outbreak: https://bit.ly/2JuPuOl
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Are you a healthcare professional? Our Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress published an extremely helpful document on caring for patients’ mental well-being during the Coronavirus pandemic: bit.ly/3ainoBV
We regret to inform you that our leadership has made the decision to CANCEL the "15th Annual Amygdala, Stress, and PTSD Conference: Stress and the Mind" due to the evolving COVID-19 situation.
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REGISTRATION IS OPEN for the 15th Annual Amygdala, Stress, and PTSD Conference: Stress and the Mind on 21 April 2020. The Amygdala, Stress, and PTSD Conference at the Uniformed Services University brings together scientists and clinicians working toward solving the biological basis of stress, fear, and posttraumatic stress disorder. Registration is FREE --> https://www.amygdalaptsdconference.org/
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Just published TODAY - "Factors associated with suicide ideation in US Army soldiers during deployment in Afghanistan," in JAMA Network Open. Read the full paper for FREE --> https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2759758
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Wildfires- Jeff Schlegelmilch, MPH, MBA, interviews David Eisenman, MD, UCLA, and Todd De Voe, MPA, UC Irvine
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Healthcare providers receive little training on notifying family members of a loved one's unexpected death. The way this information is delivered can have a long-lasting impact on a family's health and well-being. CSTS has developed an interactive, mobile website to serve as a guide for healthcare providers who may find themselves in these situations. https://www.cstsonline.org/notifying-family-members-after-unexpected-deaths
cstsonline.org Notifying Family Members After Unexpected Deaths: Guidelines for Healthcare Providers in Mass Death
This past summer, Dr. Ursano spoke at Disaster Psychiatry Canada's (DPC) Psychiatric Dimensions of Disasters: 2nd Training Course.
The mission and vision of DPC is to develop and maintain a well trained committed team of psychiatric specialists able to serve the mental health needs of people and communities affected by disasters, in coordination with emergency and public health responders. Reduction and prevention of post-disaster mental illness, and fostering of resilience, are also our goals. Videos from the course can be accessed through here --> https://www.cstsonline.org/whats-new/psychiatric-dimensions-of-disasters-2nd-training-course-sponsored-by-disaster-psychiatry-canada-(dpc)-june-8-2019
cstsonline.org The mission and vision of DPC is to develop and maintain a well trained committed team of psychiatric...
Dr. Robert Ursano, director of USU’s Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress, received the AMSUS Lifetime Achievement Award and Army Lt. Col. (Dr.) Eric Garges, director of the Division of Tropical Public Health, received the AMSUS William Gorgas Preventive Medicine Award. #AMSUS2019
Dr. Robert Ursano, Director of the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress and Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience of the Uniformed Services University, was awarded the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award of the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS).
The AMSUS Lifetime Achievement Award is for a distinguished career of excellence in development, invention, and innovation in healthcare that is recognized internationally and makes significant fundamental contributions of lasting impact to better health outcomes in federal healthcare.
AMSUS was founded by Congress in 1903 and is the society of federal health professionals.
Congratulations, Dr. Ursano!
Acts of mass violence, such as the shootings at Naval Shipyard Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida cause extreme disruption and distress for workers assigned to these facilities as well as the broader community. Victims, family and friends, first responders and emergency personnel, as well as workplace and community leaders are among those affected. To assist families, responders, community leaders, and healthcare providers in response and recovery efforts, CSTS has compiled fact sheet resources which can be accessed and downloaded here -->https://www.cstsonline.org/resources/resource-master-list/pearl-harbor-and-pensacola-shootings-response-and-recovery-resources
cstsonline.org Acts of mass violence, such as the shootings at Naval Shipyard Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and Naval Air Station...
NEWLY published research, "Mental health conditions in bereaved military service widows: A prospective, case‐controlled, and longitudinal study," by Dr. Cozza et al examines the prevalence of mental health conditions and mental healthcare visits among case widows --> https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31765052
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov Depress Anxiety. 2019 Nov 25. doi: 10.1002/da.22971. [Epub ahead of print]
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Free CME Course on Resilience: The Science of Mastering Life's Greatest Challenges. This recorded session from the 2019 Amygdala, Stress, and PTSD Conference at the Uniformed Services University outlines training methods to increase resilience, or the ability to "bounce back" after trauma. Specific resilience factors will be discussed through the experiences of survivors who describe real-life methods to develop resilience.
education.psychiatry.org Many have encountered major traumas in their lives, such as the sudden death of a loved one or a natural disaster. This recorded session from the 2019 Amygd
Service members may be repeatedly exposed to trauma in both combat and non-combat settings. Their exposure may be direct (witnessing), indirect (media exposure, videos, etc), or a combination of both. More distressing trauma of longer duration and repeated exposure can increase the risk for adverse effects, which negatively impact interpersonal relationships and operational readiness.
CSTS has developed a new fact sheet outlining before, during and after recommendations to aid military leaders in helping military personnel who experience work-related trauma exposure. Access the factsheet here --> https://www.cstsonline.org/whats-new/new-fact-sheet-helping-military-personnel-who-experience-work-related-trauma-exposure
cstsonline.org Service members may be repeatedly exposed to trauma in both combat and non-combat settings. Their exposure may be...
New Joining Forces Joining Families newsletter! The Fall 2019 newsletter focuses on head trauma related to infant/child abuse, sometimes in the past referred to as “shaken baby syndrome,” but more accurately now called abusive head trauma (AHT) --> https://www.cstsonline.org/whats-new/joining-forces-joining-families-fall-2019
cstsonline.org The subject of the Fall 2019 issue of of Joining Forces Joining Families newsletter focuses on head trauma related to...
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Suicide is complex. NIMH has focused research on identifying people at risk for suicide and identifying effective interventions. In recognition of National #SuicidePreventionMonth, NIMH is participating in a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" event TODAY at 12 p.m. ET to discuss how NIMH-supported research is helping save lives and reduce the rising suicide rate. Learn how to join the discussion: https://go.usa.gov/xVcp8. #SPM19
In anticipation of Hurricane Dorian's landfall, CSTS has developed a resource page that provides disaster mental health information to assist families, responders, community leaders, and healthcare providers in response and recovery efforts. https://www.cstsonline.org/resources/resource-master-list/201908-hurricane-dorian-disaster-response-and-recovery-resources
cstsonline.org Catastrophic natural disasters, such as hurricanes, cause extreme disruption and can be distressful for individuals,...
The summer edition of Research Review is here! Articles on Intimate Partner Violence include the lack of adequate food in a household can be associated with IPV, social media and descriptions of how IPV is experienced, and how one parent may attempt to alienate a child from the other parent. Summaries of child maltreatment research describe child shame from physical and sexual abuse, the possible relationship between suicidal feelings and social connections, the importance of parental supervision to prevent child neglect, and the association between children’s report care release date and corporal punishment. --> https://www.cstsonline.org/whats-new/research-review-summer-2019-issue
cstsonline.org The latest edition of Research Review, a summary of new and innovative research on family violence, is now available on...
The National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Committee on the Well-Being of Military Families recently released their report, "Strengthening the Military Family Readiness System for a Changing American Society." Dr Stephen J. Cozza, Professor of Psychiatry & Associate Director of the CSTS was a member of the Committee. Download the free PDF here: https://www.nap.edu/catalog/25380/strengthening-the-military-family-readiness-system-for-a-changing-american-society
nap.edu Download a PDF of "Strengthening the Military Family Readiness System for a Changing American Society" by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine for free.
NEW: Informational Guide for Healthcare Providers: Notifying Family Members After Unexpected Deaths
Although death is not a rare event within healthcare settings, healthcare providers receive little to no training on how to notify family members that their loved one has died. The task can be stressful for the the family, as well as the provider, and the quality of the delivery of information can impact the health and well-being of the bereaved family. While the circumstances of death can vary widely, notifying family members after an unexpected death can be particularly challenging.
CSTS has developed information to guide healthcare providers in the death notification process which can be accessed at this link:https://www.cstsonline.org/assets/media/documents/CSTS_FS_Notifying%20Family%20Members%20After%20Unexpected%20Deaths.pdf
Acts of mass violence, such as the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio cause extreme disruption and distress for individuals and the broader community. Victims, family and friends, first responders and emergency personnel, as well as workplace and community leaders are among those affected. Ongoing and graphic national media exposure creates a disaster “community” that extends far beyond the geographic region of the event. Individual and community strength can be enhanced by interventions that address critical behavioral health issues throughout response and recovery phases. Ideal interventions promote the evidence-based principles of Psychological First Aid (PFA), including: safety, calming, self- and community-efficacy, social connectedness, and a sense of hope/optimism.
Factsheets in English and Spanish are available here: https://www.cstsonline.org/resources/resource-master-list/201908-el-paso-and-dayton-shootings-response-and-recovery-resources
cstsonline.org Acts of mass violence, such as the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio cause extreme disruption and...
Dr. Ursano was a participant at the National Academies workshop “Long Term Health Monitoring of Populations Following a Nuclear or Radiological Incident in the United States”. The proceedings of the workshop were just released and you can download a free PDF copy here: https://www.nap.edu/catalog/25443/long-term-health-monitoring-of-populations-following-a-nuclear-or-radiological-incident-in-the-united-states
nap.edu Download a PDF of "Long-Term Health Monitoring of Populations Following a Nuclear or Radiological Incident in the United States" by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine for free.
NEWLY published CSTS article, "Active Shooter and Terrorist Event-Related Posttraumatic Stress and Depression: Television Viewing and Perceived Safety" --> ttps://doi.org/10.1017/dmp.2018.121
cambridge.org Active Shooter and Terrorist Event-Related Posttraumatic Stress and Depression: Television Viewing and Perceived Safety - Volume 13 Issue 3 - Carol S. Fullerton, Holly B. Herberman Mash, Joshua C. Morganstein, Robert J. Ursano
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Dr. Stephen J. Cozza, Professor Psychiatry & CSTS Associate Director and Dr. Kenneth W. Kizer, Distinguished Professor at the University of California Davis provide a snapshot of what they will be sharing at the MCEC NTS on the report on the Well-Being of Military Families from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
podbean.com Dr. Kenneth W. Kizer, Distinguished Professor at the University of California Davis and Dr. Stephen J. Cozza, Professor Psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University, provide a snapshot of what they will be sharing at the MCEC NTS on the report on the Well-Being of Military Families from the Natio...
Intimate partner violence (IPV), also called domestic violence, is defined as violent or aggressive behavior from a current or previous partner. IPV can also involve direct harm or threats toward children and pets. Nearly 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men in the U.S. report severe physical violence from an intimate partner in their lifetime.
CSTS has developed 4 NEW fact sheets to address this public health issue to help understand IPV behavior, identify signs, and provide support to victims of IPV. These factsheets are intended for those who may observe IPV, victims, and civilian and military clinicians --> https://www.cstsonline.org/whats-new/intimate-partner-violence-(ipv)-fact-sheets
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