The name and logo were chosen for their positive qualities. To be known as a survivor is more positive and hopeful than being known as a victim. Building blocks imply structure and the rebuilding necessary for many child survivors, while suggesting a context of play and flexibility. The small i's are indictive of the fragile, developing self-concepts of traumatized children. The hearts symbolize the particular care and nurturance child survivors of traumatic stress may require.


This web site provides access to selected articles from the The CHILD SURVIVOR of Traumatic Stress, a newsletter for professionals who have dealings with traumatized children. As most people in this field are aware, traumatized children have generally been ignored by researchers, theorists, and even practitioners until recently. The CHILD SURVIVOR of Traumatic Stress is intended to serve as a forum for those of us who are concerned with gaining a better understanding of the impact of traumatic experience on children.


Some of the articles in this web site are selections from earlier issues of the newsletter. Some have been abbreviated. Others have been updated or expanded upon. Many new articles have been added that have yet to be published in the newsletter. So me of them will never be published elsewhere.

The newsletter is currently published annually and distributed free to interested professionals. I'm not sure I will continue publishing hard copies, however. I find it easier and more immediate to publish directly on the web. However, if y ou are a professional with an interest in traumatized children and would like a copy of future editions, just contact me via the above e-mail address, regular mail, or telephone. I will add you to my mailing list.


Contributions to the newsletter are encouraged. If you have an idea for an article, please contact me with the idea. I am
interested in summaries of research, theory, and clinical treatment. Other kinds of communications are also encouraged, including relevant anecdotes, observations, letters, suggested readings, and so on. The newsletter (but currently not this web site) also published calls for collaboration and letters.

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