For Survivors and Loved Ones

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

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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 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

How to Choose a Therapist for Post-Traumatic Stress and Dissociative Conditions    (or Spanish Translation)

A Recovery Bill of Rights for Trauma Survivors

by Thomas V. Maguire, Ph.D.

PTSD and Holidays- PDF
by Patience Mason – Patience Press

PTSD and Children

By Aphrodite Matsakis, Ph.D.

PTSD and Parenting
By Patience Mason

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.

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

Retraumatizing the Victim
By Ann Jennings, 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.

When a Terrorist Act Occurs
By Ceridian Corporation

The Effects of DID on Children of Trauma Survivors

By Esther Giller

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

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.

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.

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

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