International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF)

National Organization of Victim Assistance (NOVA)

American Red Cross

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)

Family Violence and Sexual Assault Institute (FVSAI)

Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)

British Columbia Justice Institute

Traumatic Incident Reduction Association (TIRA)

Gift From Within

Green Cross

Canadian Critical Incident Stress Foundation

Programs & Orgranizations

The H.U.G.S. Program, H.U.G.S. Helping Understand Grief & Trauma Sessions

The objective of the H.U.G.S. Training Program is to address the needs of traumatized and bereaved students who are socially and educationally struggling. The implement of a trauma and bereavement group will address the emotional boundaries that these students are experiencing. Releasing these emotional boundaries will allow these students to resume educationally and emotionally in a healthy manner.

Christine Dernederlanden, C.T.S.S., C.T.R. is the founder of Robert’s Press Canada’s Grief resource Centre. Christine is the award winning author of "Where is Robert?", the grief kit that aided over 6000 families affected by 9/11/01, "H.U.G.S." Helping Children Understand Grief Sessions and her recent release "Where is My Courage?"

For more information contact Christine Dernederlanden at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience, (STAR)

STAR is a research-supported trauma awareness and resilience training program that began in 2001. STAR brings together theory and practices from neurobiology, conflict transformation, human security, spirituality and restorative justice to address the needs of trauma-impacted individuals and communities. STAR is for individuals and organizations whose work brings them in contact with populations dealing with current or historic trauma: mental health, medical and legal professionals, clergy, educators, peacebuilders, humanitarian, human rights and development workers -- all those who need to be trauma-informed in order to do trauma-sensitive programming.

STAR offers three (3) comprehensive trauma and trainer-focused trainings that offer CEUs and CE credits.

For  more information about the program or to register for trauma-focused trainings, please visit:


Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists