PTSD Alliance – a new resource!

by | Aug 5, 2012

“The Post traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Alliance is a group of professional and advocacy organizations that have joined forces to provide educational resources to individuals diagnosed with PTSD and their loved ones; those at risk for developing PTSD; and medical, health care and other front line professionals.”

I am pleased to add yet a new resource to my website, PTSD Alliance…  Following is a list of alliance members, which are impressive indeed.  My website is becoming so full of references and resources on moral injury and PTSD, that it has occurred to me often that there would be value in attempting to consolidate a bit more through non-profits.  I believe this is starting to happen.  Most now recognize that value of awareness, education, and access to resources that make it happen.  My goal is to add links to these resources as discovered for the convenience of my readers.  My book continues to offer a true story of my own family’s experience coping with PTSD over many decades following WWII.  You can connect the dots by examining your own experience and challenges with PTSD and taking advantage of the resources available to support your journey of healing as an individual and family unit.

Steve Sparks
Reconciliation: A Son’s Story

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)

ACOG is a national medical organization representing more than 40,000 physicians who provide healthcare for women. The ACOG web site provides valuable information on violence against women, including domestic, intimate partner and family violence, and sexual assault, plus: 24-hour telephone hotlines, tips on staying safe, fact sheets, provider screening tools and guidelines, national resources and contact information for state sexual assault coalitions. ACOG also offers a selected bibliography and links to several useful related sites.

Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA)

ADAA is a national non-profit dedicated to promoting the treatment, prevention and cure of anxiety disorders and improving the lives of all people who suffer from them. The ADAA web site is a valuable resource for consumer information about PTSD, including: a PTSD self-test, message boards, useful links and a directory on where to find help. The ADAA Bookstore offers books, tapes and other literature for both professionals and consumers.

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS)

ISTSS is an international organization representing psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, counselors, researchers, administrators, advocates and others with an interest in the study and treatment of traumatic stress. The ISTSS web site provides general information about PTSD for consumers and professionals, including: research and treatment guidelines, support services, articles on PTSD, conference schedules, and other trauma-related links and resources.

Sidran Institute

Sidran is a national non-profit organization devoted to education, advocacy and research related to the early recognition and treatment of traumatic stress and trauma-generated disorders. The Sidran web site provides links to trauma-related articles as well as resources specific to survivors, professionals and students. The Sidran Bookshelf offers clinical, educational and survivor support literature as well as PTSD assessment instruments and measures. Professionals also can learn about Sidran’s trauma education and training.

Beachway Therapy Center

Beachway Therapy Center is a state licensed dual diagnosis drug and alcohol treatment facility located in Florida. Beachway Therapy Center is dedicated to providing intensive, deep therapy to addicts and alcoholics suffering from the disease of addiction.

About the author

Steve Sparks is a retired information technology sales and marketing executive with over 35 years of industry experience, including a Bachelors’ in Management from St. Mary’s College. His creative outlet is as a non-fiction author, writing about his roots as a post-WWII US Navy military child growing up in the 1950s-1960s.
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