ASTSS recognises and supports the vital role of the media in responsibly reporting traumatic and highly stressful events. Journalists who report on highly stressful events can influence the way a community or an individual understands, manages or grieves after a trauma. To assist with this challenging role ASTSS offers the following resources.
ASTSS can assist journalists and people in the media with locating relevant, knowledgable contacts in Psychological Trauma related fields for assistance in ensuring accuracy and backgrounding of their articles.
The areas we can help provide contacts in include:
ASTSS invites all journalists, photographers and broadcasters to nominate themselves or their peers who show responsible and credible coverage of crime, family violence, natural disasters, accidents, war, genocide and other traumatic events.