Phoenix Australia has a range of useful resources to help you in your work with people who have experienced trauma, whether you are a volunteer, workplace peer or manager, community worker, or mental health practitioner.

 

 


 

 

Australian Guidelines for the Treatment of Acute Stress Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Click here to visit our PTSD Guidelines information page where you can download or order the following resources:

  • The complete Guidelines
  • Complete appendices to the complete guidelines
  • Guidelines summary – a summary of the recommendations for practitioners
  • A practitioner guide to treatment – a handy guide for practitioners who work with children and adolescents who have been affected by trauma

 

Click here to visit our Fact Sheets & Booklets page where you can download or order:

  • Recovery after Trauma – A guide for people with posttraumatic stress disorder
  • Joel and the Storm – A story for children who have experienced trauma
  • What the? – A guide for teenagers who have experienced trauma
  • Helping my Children after Trauma – A guide for parents
  • Practitioner resource pack for practitioners working with young people – includes 1 x Guidelines Summary, 1 x Practitioner Guide, 2 x Parent guide, 2 x Teenager guide, 2 x Child storybook. Presented in a durable PVC wallet.

 

 


 

 

Resources for people affected by trauma

The following resources can be downloaded, or you can order printed copies. See our Fact Sheets & Booklets page.

 

Fact sheets:

  • What is trauma?
  • Trauma and children
  • Helping yourself after a traumatic event
  • Helping children after a traumatic event
  • Helping a friend or family member after a traumatic event
  • Trauma and serving in the military
  • About posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

 

Booklets:

  • Recovery after Trauma – A guide for people with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Joel and the Storm – A story for children who have experienced trauma
  • What the ? – A guide for teenagers who have experienced trauma
  • Helping my Children after Trauma – A guide for parents

 

Mobile phone app – PTSD Coach Australia

This smart phone app is for sufferers of PTSD or posttraumatic stress symptoms. For more information, including a clinician guide, visit the At Ease website. The app is free from iTunes and Google Play.

 

 


 

 

Imaginal Exposure DVD

Treating traumatic stress: Conducting imaginal exposure in PTSD

This easy-to-follow clinician manual helps practitioners to use one of the best available interventions for PTSD – imaginal exposure, as recommended in the Australian Guidelines for the Treatment of ASD and PTSD. Visit our imaginal exposure DVD page to see more detail, view video clips, and order.

 

 


 

 

Online training programs

Case Formulation Training

This free online training program was developed by Phoenix Australia in partnership with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA). Designed for practitioners who provide treatment to veterans with mental health disorders, this training provides an insight into the unique veteran experience and the specific mental health issues veterans face. It will assist practitioners to make better sense of the often complex needs of veterans, and to develop a “road map” for more effective treatment.
To access the Case Formulation Online Training program, visit the At Ease website.

 

Managing disaster and trauma-related mental health problems

An accredited online learning program for general practitioners with gplearning. This training was developed by Phoenix Australia in collaboration with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP). This Active Learning Module (ALM) addresses topics including:

  • Common reactions following disaster or trauma
  • Providing support in the days and weeks following disaster or trauma
  • Recognising common mental health problems following disaster and trauma
  • Treating common mental health problems following disaster and trauma

To enrol, or for more information on the training program, visit gplearning.

 

 


 

 

Assessment tools

The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) website hosts a collection of assessment tools including interview protocols and self-report questionnaires such as the CAPS, PCL and Trauma History Scale. The website provides information about how to use each scale, its reliability and validity, scoring rules, and non-English translations. Anyone can browse the resources and information, but you need to be a member to download the actual tools. For more information visit http://www.istss.org/assessing-trauma.aspx.

 

 


 

 

Screening tools for trauma and PTSD

 

 


 

 

At Ease Professional

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs At Ease Professional website provides information on assessment and treatments, professional development, understanding the veteran experience, and DVA services and resources including PTSD treatment programs for veterans and military personnel.

 

 


 

 

Annual literature scans

Each year Phoenix Australia conducts a scan of the literature in the field of posttraumatic mental health that is particularly relevant to veteran and military populations. You can download the following reports as PDFs.

 

 


 

 

Evidence Compass

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs Evidence Compass is a website which organises, reviews and synthesises the research literature relating to military and veteran communities http://www.evidencecompass.dva.gov.au.