1. Enhancing Police Responses to Children Exposed to Violence: A Toolkit for Law Enforcement

    The “Enhancing Police Responses to Children Exposed to Violence” toolkit is designed to equip law enforcement professionals with trauma-informed, developmentally-appropriate tools to identify and minimize threats to child safety, foster closer engagement between law enforcement and youth, and maximize both officer safety and positive outcomes for children and families. The...
  2. Update on Efforts to Address the Intersection of HIV/AIDS, Violence against Women and Girls, and Gender-Related Health Disparities

    Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and HIV are intersecting epidemics that have far-reaching health consequences for women in the United States. When these two problems converge—as they do far too often—the impact on women is compounded and the consequences can be devastating. Failure to address that intersection leads to a vicious cycle...
  3. Epidemiology of Mental Health, Suicide and Posttraumatic Stress Disorders among Bhutanese Refugees in Ohio

    A study on “Epidemiology of Mental Health, Suicide and Posttraumatic Stress Disorders among Bhutanese Refugees in Ohio” has been published recently. This research was guided by three main objectives: (1) to examine the effects of trauma exposure on refugees’ behavioral health, with particular focus on anxiety, depression, PTSD, substance use,...
  4. Cumulative Burden of Lifetime Adversities: Trauma and Mental Health in Low-SES African Americans and Latino/as

    This study examined the utility of a lifetime cumulative adversities and trauma model in predicting the severity of mental health symptoms of depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder. The authors also tested whether ethnicity and gender moderate the effects of this stress exposure construct on mental health using multigroup structural...