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

    Olff, Miranda and Bakker, Anne and Frewen, Paul and Aakvaag, Helene and Ajdukovic, Dean and Brewer, Douglas and Elmore Borbon, Diane L. and Cloitre, Marylene and Hyland, Philip and Kassam-Adams, Nancy and Knefel, Matthias and Lanza, Juliana A. and Lueger Schuster, Brigitte and Nickerson, Angela and Oe, Misari and Pfaltz, Monique and Salgado, Carolina and Seedat, Soraya and Wagner, Anne and Schnyder, Ulrich (2020) Screening for consequences of trauma – an update on the global collaboration on traumatic stress. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 11 (1). p. 1752504. ISSN 2000-8066

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    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.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License (, which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Cite as: 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 & Global Collaboration on Traumatic Stress (GC-TS) (2020) Screening for consequences of trauma – an update on the global collaboration on traumatic stress, European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 11:1, 1752504, DOI: 10.1080/20008198.2020.1752504
    Keywords: Global Collaboration on Traumatic Stress (GC-TS); Psychotrauma; screening; childhood abuse; global mental health; questionnaire;
    Academic Unit: Assisting Living & Learning,ALL institute
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Item ID: 15150
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    Depositing User: Philip Hyland
    Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2021 15:06
    Journal or Publication Title: European Journal of Psychotraumatology
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis Open
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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