Screening for consequences of trauma–an update on the global collaboration on traumatic stress

Miranda Olff, Anne Bakker, Paul Frewen, Helene Aakvaag, Dean Ajdukovic, Douglas Brewer, Diane L. Elmore Borbon, Marylène Cloitre, Philip Hyland, Nancy Kassam-Adams, Matthias Knefel, Juliana A. Lanza, Brigitte Lueger-Schuster, Angela Nickerson, Misari Oe, Monique C. Pfaltz, Carolina Salgado, Soraya Seedat, Anne Wagner, Ulrich Schnyder,

This letter provides an update on the activities of “The Global Collaboration on Traumatic Stress” (GC-TS) as first described by Schnyder et al. in 2017. It presents in further detail the projects of the first theme, in particular the development of and initial data on the Global Psychotrauma Screen (GPS), a brief instrument designed to screen for the wide range of potential outcomes of trauma. English language data and ongoing studies in several languages provide a first indication that the GPS is a feasible, reliable and valid tool, a tool that may be very useful in the current pandemic of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Further multi-language and cross-cultural validation is needed. Since the start of the GC-TS, new themes have been introduced to focus on in the coming years: a) Forcibly displaced persons, b) Global prevalence of stress and trauma related disorders, c) Socio-emotional development across cultures, and d) Collaborating to make traumatic stress research data “FAIR”. The most recent theme added is that of Global crises, currently focusing on COVID-19-related projects.

Institut für Klinische und Gesundheitspsychologie
Externe Organisation(en)
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, ARQ National Psychotrauma Centre, VU University Medical Center Amsterdam, University of Western Ontario, Norwegian Centre for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies, University of Zagreb, The Hollywood Clinic, UCLA-Duke University National Center for Child Traumatic Stress, Stanford University, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Psychiatric Emergency Hospital, Emergency Medical Care System (SAME), University of New South Wales, Kurume University, Universidad Católica del Maule, Stellenbosch University, Ryerson University, Universitätsspital Zürich
European Journal of Psychotraumatology
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ÖFOS 2012
501010 Klinische Psychologie, 303026 Public Health
ASJC Scopus Sachgebiete
Psychiatry and Mental health
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