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Sidran InstituteArticles and Fact Sheets

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What Is Psychological Trauma?
By Esther Giller

What Is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?
By Sidran Institute

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Fact Sheet
By the PTSD Alliance

Myths and Facts About PTSD
By the PTSD Alliance

What Are Traumatic Memories?
By Sidran Institute

What Is a Dissociative Disorder?
By Sidran Institute

Hope for Recovery from PTSD – Video
by PTSD Alliance – Please Note: Involves dramatizations of individuals briefly describing interpersonal traumas, which may be upsetting for some individuals.


How to Choose a Therapist for Post-Traumatic Stress and Dissociative Conditions
By Sidran Institute

A Recovery Bill of Rights for Trauma Survivors
by Thomas V. Maguire, Ph.D.

Understanding Integration as a Natural Part of Trauma Recovery
By Rachel Downing, L.C.S.W.-C.

About Medications for Combat PTSD
By Jonathan Shay, M.D., Ph.D.

Exposure To A Traumatic Event Does Not Automatically Put A Person On A Path To Develop PTSD: The Importance of Protective Factors To Promote Resiliency.
by Carl C. Bell, M.D.

Retraumatizing the Victim
By Ann Jennings, Ph.D.

Position Statement on Services and Supports to Trauma Survivors
By the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors

Therapist Listing from Sidran’s Help Desk
The Trauma Resource Specialists at Sidran’s Help Desk will aid you in finding a therapist and other resources to aid your progress toward recovery.

Sidran InstituteChildren

My Mom is Different                                                                                                   This free downloadable book is a generous contribution provided by Gene Sessions. It is an ideal vehicle with which to introduce the concept of multiplicity to the young children of newly diagnosed parents.

PTSD and Children
By Aphrodite Matsakis, Ph.D.

Helping a Child Manage Fears After a Traumatic Event
By Ceridian Corporation

Parents as Partners in the Treatment of Dissociative Children
By Frances S. Waters, M.S.W.

The Effects of DID on Children of Trauma Survivors
By Esther Giller

Helping Traumatized Children at School
By Kathleen Nader D.S.W. & Gift from Within

Special Topics

PTSD and Holidays
by Patience Mason – Patience Press

Dental Tips for Individuals Sexually Abused as Children
by Kate F. Hays, Ph.D. and Sheila F. Stanley, Ed.D.

When a Terrorist Act Occurs
By Ceridian Corporation

Podcasts and Webcasts by Gift From Within
Free podcasts and webcasts from Gift from Within featuring Dr. Frank Ochberg