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Upcoming Australian Conferences

2nd Perth Symposium on Child Sexual Abuse Prevention – Mapping the field – 9th/10th November,  South Australia

https://www.psychology.org.au/events/EventView.aspx?EventID=19050&search=1

The 2nd Perth Symposium on Child Sexual Abuse Prevention has the theme of “Mapping The Field”. This title arose from the interest in knowing what is already being offered in WA and other parts of the world to address CSA prevention more effectively.

Priority One, Staff Support Services, Queensland Ambulance Service. An interview with Todd Wehr, Executive Manager

Priority One is a staff support program that’s been in place since 1992. It’s a program that’s based around a peer support model, with about 200 peer support officers (PSO’s) across the state in various locations throughout Queensland. We have trained nearly 600 PSO’s during the life of the program.

Peer support officers are volunteers who undertake a five-stage selection process from which they are carefully selected.  

ESTSS 2017 – Odense, Denmark: From a student’s perspective

A 35-odd hour journey found myself in a quaint Nordic town that boasts of the birthplace of Hans Christian Anderson. In this town, trauma specialists gathered from across the world to share knowledge and questions regarding the theme of Child Maltreatment at the 15th European Society of Traumatic Stress Studies Conference.

ESTSS began with a day of preconference workshops.

Latest articles from the Journal of Traumatic Stress


Patterns of Smoking and Unhealthy Alcohol Use Following Sexual Trauma Among U.S. Service Members

Amber D. Seelig, Anna C. Rivera, Teresa M. Powell, Emily C. Williams, Arthur V. Peterson, Alyson J. Littman, Charles Maynard, Amy E. Street, Jonathan B. Bricker and Edward J. Boyko

Version of Record online: 14 SEP 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/jts.22214

Resilience and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms in National Guard Soldiers Deployed to Iraq: A Prospective Study of Latent Class Trajectories and Their Predictors (pages 351–361)

Melissa A.

Research Project – Trauma and the Altered Self

Research Project – Trauma and the Altered Self

Dr. Ida Kaplan and Evan Jureidini are urgently seeking participants (mental health professionals) for a research study investigating an important and under researched area of posttraumatic mental health – experiences of self or identity following significant trauma in adulthood.

We would like to invite mental health professionals who have:

  • Experience working therapeutically with clients who have a history of exposure to significant trauma in adulthood.

Interview with Professor Kelsey Hegarty on the barriers and solutions for disclosure of domestic violence.

(Originally published in Stress Points 2016)

Professor Kelsey Hegarty is an academic general practitioner who works in the Department of General Practice at the University of Melbourne. She currently leads a research program on abuse and violence in primary care. Her current research includes the evidence base for interventions to prevent violence against women;