This style guide is designed as a quick, authoritative reference for reporters, editors and producers working on tight deadlines. It includes brief evidence-informed guidance on news choices, language usage and ethics in reporting on the impact of trauma on individuals, families and communities; recommendations for appropriate use of relevant psychological and scientific terminology; and special considerations when reporting on consequential trauma-laden issues such as racism and sexual violence.
Resources for PTSD & Mental Health, Disaster
Tips and tools to report safely and effectively during the coronavirus pandemic, updated regularly following Dart Center webinars.
Following Superstorm Sandy, a new AP-NORC Center fellowship will focus on community resilience in times of crisis. Applications are now open!
A report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration on how to interact with children and young adults in the aftermath of disasters and other traumatic experiences.