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CSTS 2014 Annual Report

Army STARRS July 2009 – June 2015 V1 I4

This document is an ongoing continuous summary of Army STARRS publications.

Disaster in Charleston, SC

In response to the recent shootings at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress is disseminating educational fact sheets to assist community leaders, first responders, healthcare providers, and family members in addressing the mental health needs of those affected.  These fact sheets provide brief, timely, relevant information that is easy to read and use to support individuals impacted by this event.


Restoring a sense of well-being in children after a disaster

Managing the stress of children after a disaster

Leadership communication: Anticipating and responding to stressful events

Funerals and memorials a part of recovery

Leadership in the wake of tragedy

Leadership stress management

Safety, recovery, hope after disaster

Psychological first aid: How you can support well-being in disaster victims

The debriefing debate


Emergency Action Plan

Natural disasters, workplace violence, and other events require effective emergency preparation and response in the workplace. It is essential to ensure the safety of staff through the awareness of appropriate actions to be taken under various emergency situations. Organizations with offsite facilities that are rented or leased may have personnel working in these locations that are not covered by the disaster planning guidance of their parent organization. A comprehensive understanding of the limitations and constraints that impact effective disaster planning is critical for the care and welfare of all employees. This document is a template "Emergency Action Plan" which also incorporates lessons learned regarding some of these unique issues that offsite facilities may encounter when developing disaster preparation and response plans.

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Artiss Symposium


Concepts in Psychosomatic Medicine

The Center is a sponsoring partner for the annual Artiss Symposium. Kenneth L. Artiss, MD (1913–2001), the namesake of the symposium, was an Army officer, a research psychiatrist and instructor at Walter Reed Army Medical Center who inspired generations of military psychiatry residents to conduct high quality research.

This year’s conference will take place on June 3, 2015 at NICoE. Registration is at 0730. The conference will go from 0815-1415, with Resident Presentations and Presentation Awards to follow. [more]