The International Trauma Studies Program is committed to enhancing the natural resilience and coping capacities in individuals, families, and communities that have endured and/or are threatened by traumatic events - domestic and political violence, war and natural disaster. ITSP pursues its mission through providing professional training, conducting innovative research, offering technical assistance to international organizations, and helping build a global learning community in mental health and human rights.

Collective Trauma, Collective Healing: Promoting Community Resilience in the Aftermath of Disaster. By Jack Saul


DART CENTER JOURNALISM AND TRAUMA: A resource for journalists who cover violence

Psychologist Steven Reisner has embarked on a crusade to get his colleagues out of the business of interrogations.


ITSP/Bilgi University, Istanbul Certificate Program in International Trauma Studies. Fall 2012 to Summer 2013

Past Programs:

Advanced Seminar in International Trauma Studies 2010-11

Field Based Training the Trainers Program in Uganda, January 2009

Training Program in International Trauma Studies

REFUGE: Refugee Community Resource Center

International Collaborations

Disaster preparedness and response

Theater Arts Against Political Violence

African Refuge: The Coming Home Project

Michael White presented an all day workshop on his narrative therapy approach to working with trauma survivors at the International Trauma Studies Program in New York City
on April 1, 2007

African Refuge and ITSP win the 2009 Max Hayman Award.
The American Othopsychiatric Association.
The Max Hayman Award honors distinguished scholarship in the mental health disciplines that contributes to the elimination of genocide and the remembrance of the Holocaust.

The International Trauma Studies Program is featured in the recently published
"The New Humanitarians: Inspiration, Innovations and Blueprints for Visionaries", edited by Chris Stout.
The International Trauma Studies Program, by Jack Saul [download pdf]

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