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New Core Topic: The Complexity of Racial Trauma

September 22, 2020

We are pleased to debut a timely and important new section of this website: The Complexity of Racial Trauma, co-developed by Foundation Trust Senior Training Associate, Dr. Jana Pressley and our esteemed colleague, Dr. Nancy Nealious.   We welcome you to peruse the new content by clicking the hyperlink above and exploring the additional related…

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New Core Topic: Death by a Thousand Cuts: The Insidious Impact of Psychological Maltreatment

August 31, 2020

We are pleased to announce the addition of a new core topic on the complextrauma.org website: Death by a Thousand Cuts: The Insidious Impact of Psychological Maltreatment. We welcome you to peruse the new content by clicking the hyperlink above and exploring the additional related resources listed below. A Preview of the New Material We…

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Foundation Trust Spotlight: Spotlight on Kaitlyn Marie Wilson, LICSW

August 20, 2020

The Foundation Trust, the private operating foundation which sponsors and maintains this website, is proud to showcase our staff and partners and highlight the important work they are doing to advance resources and services in our programming areas of focus. For our first installment in this Foundation Trust Spotlight series, we are delighted to feature…

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New Psychotherapy Book Provides Practical Blueprint for How the Body Changes the Score with Children and Youth Impacted by Complex Trauma

July 20, 2020

by Jana Pressley, Psy.D., & Joseph Spinazzola, Ph.D., The Foundation Trust   North Atlantic Press’s 2020 publication of the long-awaited book: Transforming Trauma in Children and Adolescents: An Embodied Approach to Somatic Regulation, Trauma Processing, and Attachment-Building was a welcome ray of sunshine during what will be remembered for generations to come as an exceptionally dark…

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Will the World Ever Feel Safe? Child Trauma Reactivated in a Time of Global Crisis

March 23, 2020

Jana Pressley, Psy.D. & Joseph Spinazzola, Ph.D. The Foundation Trust   Resource Guide PDF in English Guía de recursos en español Guide de ressources en français Guia de recursos em português   During stressful and uncertain times, children and adolescents often feel increased anxiety, just as we do as adults. Depending on the age and…

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Still Scared After All These Years: Traumatic Stress Reactivated in a Time of Global Crisis

March 17, 2020

Jana Pressley, Psy.D. & Joseph Spinazzola, Ph.D. The Foundation Trust Resource Guide PDF in English Guía de recursos en español Guide de ressources en français Guia de recursos em português   Current events often generate and exacerbate stress, especially in our age of the 24-hour news cycle and social media saturation. Whenever we log on,…

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New Research Differentiates a Complex Trauma Diagnosis for Adults from Borderline Personality Disorder

March 17, 2019

For decades the psychiatric diagnostic system in the United States has placed adults struggling with chronic mental health issues as a result of complex trauma in a limited number of narrowly defined boxes. Most prevalent among these is Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Decades after its establishment as an important diagnosis, at its worst PTSD can…

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When Nowhere is Safe: New Findings from the Developmental Trauma Disorder National Field Trial on Complex Childhood Trauma

March 16, 2019

In a recent International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies blog entitled “When Nowhere is Safe: Traumatic Origins of Developmental Trauma Disorder,” Drs. Joseph Spinazzola and Julian Ford highlight findings from the two recently published lead studies of the Developmental Trauma Disorder national field trials. Their research provides the first data that explicitly substantiates the existence…

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