is a professional membership organization of individuals engaged in and committed to excellence in trauma services, response, and treatment.


About ATSS

Traumatic events such as natural disasters, war, terrorism, territorial conflict, violent victimization and sudden unnatural loss have affected individuals in all communities globally. The Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists (ATSS) is an international organization dedicated to excellence in services and support to individuals impacted by these and other events. ATSS members represent a diversity of professions, interests and skills. They are actively involved in first response, crisis intervention, disaster services, victim services, the treatment of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other mental health reactions to traumatic experiences. Our members are helping traumatized individuals in North America, Nigeria, Australia, the Ukraine, the  Middle East, and other troubled locations around the world. 

ATSS is a non-profit professional association that grants members access to professional recognition in a unique of our most valuable benefits. ATSS is the only organization that offers three internationally recognized certifications to ATSS members engaged in trauma services, treatment and/or response.  ATSS certifications provide recognition to our members for having met a rigorous standard of education, training, knowledge, and experiential requirements in the field of trauma services, response and treatment.

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Our Mission

The mission of the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists (ATSS) is to organize, educate and professionally certify its worldwide membership in order to assist those affected by trauma.  ATSS provides and promotes opportunities for training and education in the field of traumatic stress, and professionally recognizes evidence of service, education and experience by those individuals engaged in trauma treatment, services and response.Read more

Management and contact information:

Jayne Crisp, CTS, Administrator

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Office phone: 864-294-4337 • Mobile: 864-420-2379

5000 Old Buncombe Road, Suite 27-11 

Greenville, South Carolina • 29617 USA  


Support and resources available!

For victims, survivors and caregivers of Charleston, SC, Lafayette, LA and other traumatic events, resources can be found on our Resources link and at:


In Honor and RecognitionATSS members may make donations to ATSS in honor and recognition of an individual, or as a memorial contribution.  




Members become part of an established group of some of the most internationally recognized experts in the field of trauma.

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Certifications entitle members to be recognized as having met a rigorous standard of training, education, knowledge and experiential requirements in trauma services, trauma response or trauma treatment

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