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ISTSS highlights recent research relevant to trauma and the LGBTQ experience

Posted 22 June 2019 in News by ISTSS

ISTSS highlights recent research relevant to trauma and the LGBTQ experience
In honor of Pride month, ISTSS is highlighting recent research relevant to the intersection of trauma and LGBTQ experiences. Below you will find a compilation of past year citations on issues specific to LGBTQ survivors of trauma.

A Community’s Voice: 9/11 Victim Family Outcomes 14 Years Later

Posted 22 June 2019 in JOTS Highlights by Mary A. Fetchet, Joscelyn E. Fisher & Stephen J. Cozza

A Community’s Voice: 9/11 Victim Family Outcomes 14 Years Later
Witnessing the terror attacks on September 11, 2001 affected practically all of us who were alive at that time. But, for some, 9/11 was a far more personal and tragic experience. On September 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 families lost a loved one who perished at the World Trade Center, at the Pentagon or in Shanksville, PA.

Trauma and the LGBTQ+ Community: Risk and Resilience during Pride Month

Posted 1 June 2019 in News by A. Alex McConnell, MA

Trauma and the LGBTQ+ Community: Risk and Resilience during Pride Month
For many in the LGBTQ+ community, June is a time to celebrate Pride. The inaugural Pride parade was a commemoration of the police-led raid on the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar, that sparked the Stonewall Riots. Pride was a call for greater rights, equality, and safety, and it remains so today. The history of Pride highlights the trauma faced daily by LGBTQ+ folks—and  their resilience.

Trauma and World Literature: An American Summer by Alex Kotlowitz

Posted 1 June 2019 in StressPoints by Howard Lipke

Trauma and World Literature: An American Summer by Alex Kotlowitz
ISTSS members may be familiar with Alex Kotlowitz’s reporting on the precariousness of life in inner-city sections of Chicago. Some may also remember his presentation at the 2010 ISTSS Annual Meeting with Eddie Bocanegra, of the film The Interrupters (2011), about a team of neighborhood activists who try to intercede to prevent cycles retributional violence.

Trauma and Diversity: The History of Disasters and Mental Health Support Systems in Japan

Posted 1 June 2019 in StressPoints by Sho Takahashi and Jun Shigemura

Trauma and Diversity: The History of Disasters and Mental Health Support Systems in Japan
In Japan, natural disasters—such as earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, typhoons and floods—occur quite frequently. Although Japan’s land mass is very small, constituting only 0.25% of all land on earth, 10% of the world’s earthquakes occur in the country. For example, on January 17, 1995, the Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake struck Kobe and killed approximately 6,400 people.

Student Perspectives: Adding a Bullet Point About Trauma: the Importance of Teaching About the Consequences of Experiencing Adversity in the Health and Social Sciences

Posted 1 June 2019 in StressPoints by Josianne Lamothe, MSW, PhD Candidate

Student Perspectives: Adding a Bullet Point About Trauma: the Importance of Teaching About the Consequences of Experiencing Adversity in the Health and Social Sciences
Building a teaching curriculum has become an important part of many graduate students’ educational journeys. Learning to teach university-level classes can be a challenge, with most of us having received little to no training on the subject.

Research Methods: What Is Experience Sampling?

Posted 1 June 2019 in StressPoints by Talya Greene, PhD

Research Methods: What Is Experience Sampling?
In recent years, there has been a steep rise in the number of experience sampling methodology (ESM) studies including in the field of traumatic stress (Chun, 2016). ESM-style studies go by many different and often interchangeable names: daily diary, ecological momentary assessment (EMA), ambulatory assessment, proximal intensive assessment and intensive longitudinal assessment methods, among others.

Military Matters: Moral Injury: A Brief Overview

Posted 1 June 2019 in StressPoints by Stephanie Ellickson-Larew, PhD, and Brett T. Litz, PhD

Military Matters: Moral Injury: A Brief Overview
Unlike single-incident civilian traumatic stress contexts, military combatants are at risk for exposure to a variety of distinct, potentially traumatic harms over a long period of time, all of which occur in a unique occupational, cultural and highly moral context.
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