Posted on 09/01/2019 by Sonya Norman, PhD
Research over the past decade has shown posttraumatic guilt (negative affect and cognitions regarding one’s behavior—i.e., “I did something bad”) and shame (negative affect and cognitions regarding the entire self—i.e., “I am bad”) are highly prevalent among trauma survivors, and they play a role in the severity of posttraumatic mental health problems.
Posted on 09/01/2019 by Bita Ghafoori, PhD
Human sex trafficking is a significant global public health issue and a violation of human rights. Sex trafficking is defined as “the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act… in which a commercial sex act is induced by forced, fraud, or coercion” (Trafficking violence Protection Act, 2000). Research suggests victims of human sex trafficking span all cultures, races, ages, genders and socioeconomic brackets (Shandro, Chisolm-Straker, & Duber, 2016).
Posted on 08/08/2019 by Kitty Wu, Ph.D., Patrick Leung, Ph.D., & Corine Wong, Ph.D.
TE is common and there is cross-national variation in prevalence. In the World Mental Health Survey (WMHS) (Kessler et al., 2017) with a combined sample of 68,894 adults across six continents, findings showed that the highest TE prevalence estimates among high income countries was USA (83%); for all countries combined was 70%; 31% were exposed to four or more.