Our Mission

The mission of the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists (ATSS) is to organize, educate, and professionally certify our world-wide membership in order to assist those affected by trauma.

Our Values

  • We acknowledge that individuals, families, groups, communities, or nations can be overwhelmed by traumatic events and experience traumatic reactions.
  • We are an organization of people caring for people at all levels of intervention and support.
  • We will do no harm.
  • We will promote human well-being.
  • We will be fair.
  • We will fulfill commitments.
  • We will strive to model empathic, engaged, responsive interaction and a high degree of professionalism.
  • We will engage in acts intended to assist in the normative healing processes of trauma recovery through multiple levels of interaction.
  • We are sensitive to and respectful in our interventions with persons who have experienced trauma.

Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists