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Threats underway: Traumas on the verge?

December 15 | Military Hospital of Coimbra

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infoTRAUMA - Latest issue

 Trauma Centre Newsletter #3

November 2018

October 15: one year later

Reflections on the tragedy one year later.

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Therapists Directory (NEW)

Trauma Response Network

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Trauma Centre

Have you seen our Facebook page?

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ESTSS 2019

16th ESTSS conference – Rotterdam, the Netherlands

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Uma viagem ao mundo dos refugiados
by Diana Andringa (Researcher at the Trauma Centre)

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Trauma Centre Support & Information

Following the wildfires that continue to batter and ravage Portugal, and in order to provide the necessary aid to all professionals who follow the situation on the ground (firefighters, military forces, health professionals, journalists), the Trauma Centre has compiled background information that might be useful to deal with the trauma suffered.

Information leaflet on Natural Disasters and the Impact on Mental Health  &  Information leaflet on the Trauma Centre

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The Trauma Centre

The Trauma Centre is a unit of the Centre for Social Studies (CES) of the University of Coimbra, State Laboratory under the responsibility of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education, established by a resolution of CES scientific board, on July 25th, 2009. It is presently coordinated by Luísa Sales, psychiatrist.

It seeks to promote and disseminate knowledge on the prevention and intervention in psychological trauma in crisis, disaster and catastrophe situations, as well as to collaborate with other institutions involved in these scenarios, proposing itself as a discussion forum and a place for sharing different knowledges on Trauma.

Since November 2010, the Trauma Centre is Society member of the European Society for the Study of Traumatic Stress

O Centro de Trauma

O Centro de Trauma é uma unidade do Centro de Estudos Sociais (CES) da Universidade de Coimbra, criada por resolução do Conselho Científico do CES a 25 de Junho de 2009. O referido Centro é atualmente coordenado pela psiquiatra, Luísa Sales.

Pretende promover e difundir o conhecimento sobre a prevenção e a intervenção no trauma psicológico em situações de crise, desastre ou catástrofe, bem como colaborar com instituições envolvidas nestes cenários, propondo-se como fórum de debate e de partilha dos diferentes saberes no âmbito do Trauma.

É desde Novembro de 2010, membro da Sociedade Europeia para os Estudos do Stress Traumático (European Society For Traumatic Stress Studies - ESTSS).