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New Professional Guide from the PTSD Alliance

PTSD: A Guide for Frontline Professionals

This free, 20-page booklet is designed as a primer for “frontline” professionals who interact with trauma survivors and people suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Designed for easy reference, this guide offers an overview of PTSD as well as practical assessment, diagnosis, treatment and support strategies to help professionals:

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Understand and recognize the PTSD “symptom clusters” (re-living the event, avoiding reminders of the event, and being on guard or being hyper-aroused at all times)
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Discuss trauma history with patients in a trusting, respectful, non-threatening way as part of screening and assessment
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Identify local referral and other community support resources
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Recognize the effects of vicarious or secondary traumatization and the importance of self-care for those frontline professionals who themselves are at risk for developing PTSD as an occupational hazard

New Consumer Booklet and Video from the PTSD Alliance

Hope For Recovery: Understanding Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

In clear and sympathetic language, Hope for Recovery seeks to dispel the myths about PTSD that keep many people from recognizing the problem and obtaining help. As a companion to the booklet, the documentary-style video portrays the personal stories of PTSD patients, interwoven with professional guidance offered by experts from the Alliance member organizations.

The booklet and the video address risk factors for PTSD and its symptoms and provides information on treatment options and how family and friends of someone with PTSD can provide support and help in the recovery process. Both the booklet and video are available free of charge.

Free Professional Information Packet

The PTSD Alliance offers professional education materials free of charge by calling the PTSD Alliance Resource Center’s toll-free number or order online (please allow two to three weeks for delivery). By ordering; you’ll receive:

  • PTSD: A Guide for the Frontline
  • Hope for Recovery: Understanding PTSD booklet
  • Journal of Clinical Psychiatry Expert Consensus Treatment Guidelines for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Guide for Patients and Families (Supplement 16, 1999)
  • Sidran Foundation Bookshelf Catalogue
  • Sidran Traumatic Memories brochure
  • The Sidran Foundation organizational brochure
  • Agency Training in Stress and Trauma – training programs available from the Sidran Foundation
  • ACOG Educational Bulletins
    – Domestic Violence
    – Sexual Assault
    – Adolescent Victims of Sexual Assault
  • ACOG Screening Tools
    - Domestic Violence Screening
    - Screening Teens for Sexual Assault
  • ACOG’s Internet bookmarks
  • ACOG’s Violence against Women reference materials
  • ACOG pocket cards
    - Stay ALERT! Stay SAFE! information pocket card
    - No matter how you say it, it’s all abuse pocket card
  • ISTSS Report: Childhood Trauma Remembered
  • What is ISTSS?
  • ADAA organizational brochure
  • ADAA Posttraumatic Stress Disorder brochure
  • Business reply card to order free consumer video

 


The PTSD Alliance is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Pfizer Inc.

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