The International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP, LLC) is proud to announce the International Journal of Trauma Research and Practice. Trauma has become a major health, education, and economic issue in the U.S. This journal will not only incorporate papers from the field of trauma studies but also from the fields of education, law, health care, and psychology to address wide ranging issues experienced as a result of trauma. Through a combination of empirical research, case studies, and cutting edge work in the field, this journal is an attempt to disseminate information in an accessible way. The journal seeks to share a sophisticated understanding of traumatic stress issues and interventions in order to educate about traumatic stress both within and outside the therapeutic community.