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, actively involved in first response, crisis intervention, disaster services, victim services, the treatment of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other mentalhealth 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 educational and experiential requirements in the field of trauma services and support.

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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 News

ATSS changed management companies January 1, 2014 and relocated to the great state of South Carolina. Our contact information is:

Jayne Crisp, CTS, Administrator

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

Mailing address: 5000 Old Buncombe Road, Suite 27-11

Greenville, South Carolina • 29617 USA  


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

A recent contribution to ATSS was made by ATSS member, Sarah Lynn Granberg of Bardstown, KY, in honor and recognition of the 3/1 Brigade Combat Team at Fort Knox, Kentucky. For more information about this great Army base check out 



ATSS signs Collaborative Agreement with Green Cross and ICIFS

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Dan Casey, Green Cross Academy of Traumatology
Becky Stoll, ICIFS Board President and Kent Laidlaw, ATSS 2012 Board President 

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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 educational and experiential requirements in trauma services, trauma response or trauma treatment

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