PTSD clinical support tools

Date: 2013
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)


Type:  Brochure/Booklet
Author:  Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE)
Publisher:  Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

These clinical support tools are intended to help providers comply with the VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Post-traumatic Stress. The tools bring together resources for providers, patients and family members which support comprehensive, evidence-based treatment of PTSD.  The tools, which contain recommendations on screening, diagnosis, psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy, referrals, and patient and family education, comprise: Understanding Posttraumatic Stress Disorder; PTSD Provider Tool; Implementing the 2010 VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for Post-traumatic Stress: A Guide for Clinic Leaders; Experiencing PTSD as a Family Booklet; Understanding PTSD Booklet and PTSD Pocket Guide.

Populations:  Military Service Members and Veterans
Settings:  Health Care, Primary Care, Emergency Departments, Outpatient Mental Health, Family Members and Caregivers
About Suicide:  Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Strategies:  Screening and Assessment, Treatment