Site Finances (Under Construction)
All donations is used to offset the annual costs of running Out of the Storm (OOTS). These costs are as follows:
- Web site $234.00
- Domain Names 60.00
- Server 480.00
There are several ways to contribute:
- One-Time Credit Card Donations: These can be made via Paypal by clicking on the "Donate" button here.
- Regular Subscriptions: You can support Out of the Storm through a monthly or annual subscription.
You can cancel any subscriptions here:
Contributions of Skills/Knowledge/Resources
We are looking for skills, knowledge and/or resources that can help us to:
- learn about this debilitating and isolating traumatic stress injury;
- advocate for better and more trauma informed treatment and services; and,
- raise awareness and help prevent the conditions which lead to the development of Complex PTSD.
If you are a professional or represent an organization and would be interested in working/partnering with OOTS and contributing skills knowledge/resources, we'd love to hear from you! Please contact Kizzie at OOTSManager@gmail.com.
Some examples of what we are looking for assistance from and for includes (but is not limited to):
- Trauma clinicians/educators/organizations - E.g., assist us in the development/implementation of psychoeducational learning opportunities/resources; connect with us and allow us to assist you in better understanding Complex PTSD through our shared, lived experience of the disorder
- Social media/IT specialists/firm - E.g., assist with refining/maintaining.raising the profile of the OOTS web site, forum and associated social media elements such as Twitter;
- Lawyers - E.g., consult with us about legal rights in the workplace regarding harassment and abuse, requirement to make accommodations, etc;
- Public Health Policy Educators/Specialists/Organizations - E.g.,consult with us regarding how to make changes to public health policies in general and in specific English speaking countries;
- Service Animal Trainers/Associations - E.g., develop information section about service animals and the process involved in qualifying for these animals;
- Journalists - E.g., articles/stories to raise awareness about Complex PTSD; and
- Other - anyone who has skills/knowledge/services/contacts that will help us with recovery, education, advocacy and prevention.
Note: With the exception of certain books, please note that OOTS does not promote or endorse any 'for profit' services or products.
OOTS Supports Research
To date OOTS members have participated in the following research:
- February 2018 - Supportive Relationships and Growth/Success After Childhood Trauma. Naydine Johney, doctoral candidate in the Department of Clinical Psychology at the Antioch University in New England, USA..
- September 2017 - Trauma Survivors and the Effects of Being Misdiagnosed, Lisa Henshaw, doctoral candidate in the School of Social Work, Adelphi University, Garden City, New York, USA.
- June 2017 - Couples Therapy and Survivors of Traumatic Experiences. Eric Mortensen, University of Saint Thomas Graduate School of Professional Psychology, Minnesota, USA.
- January 2017
- It's not just about support: Self-directed learning in an online self-help group. Dr. Rita Kop & Dr. XXX, Yorkville University, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.
- Childhood Trauma and Postnatal Depression, Dr. Mark Doyle, Solent University, Southampton, United Kingdom.
If you wish to recruit participants for research relating to Complex PTSD (versus PTSD), please contact Kizzie at OOTSManager@gmail.com. You will need to provide copies of:
- your institution's approval letter;
- supervisor contact information (if applicable);
- participant recruitment information which includes a short summary of the proposed research; and,
- the Informed Consent form for the study