Talking about Violence against Women this Holiday Season

A conversation about intimate violence. A giftwrapped book on violence against women. These may not seem like the best holiday ideas, but just hear me out before you decide. For generations, talking about intimate violence has been taboo. That pattern started to shift with the Women’s Movement of the 1960s and 70s, and kept changingContinue reading “Talking about Violence against Women this Holiday Season”

Bringing Attention to Strangulation in Intimate Violence

I snapped a photo of a couple of red bikes leaning near a spray-painted message about femicide on a quiet side street in Paris in 2019. I was in the midst of writing the proposal for Every 90 Seconds and came across messages like this across the city, which had seen thousands of people marchContinue reading “Bringing Attention to Strangulation in Intimate Violence”

Understanding Betrayal and Changing the World

Professors talk a lot. With students and colleagues. In classes and communities. No matter one’s career stage, there’s a whole lot of talking. Well, with one exception: Professors don’t get to say much at all on the day that they retire. That’s because there’s a tradition in academia of giving lectures or publishing a bookContinue reading “Understanding Betrayal and Changing the World”

Sharing Trauma Research for Action @PsychToday

Translating awareness to action is a central theme of Every 90 Seconds as well as a passion. This year, I took that theme (and passion) to the (virtual) pages of Psychology Today. Under the banner, “From Awareness to Action: Addressing Intimate Violence and Trauma Together,” here are the topics I’ve covered so far: If youContinue reading “Sharing Trauma Research for Action @PsychToday”

An Unwavering Belief in a Future We’ve Never Known

I sat down in the aging office chair and regarded the towering shelf of books. A good shake and we’d surely be buried in decades of psychology texts. From the other side of a large desk, the world-renowned professor I’d just met asked, “How do you stay so optimistic?” This wasn’t the question I wasContinue reading “An Unwavering Belief in a Future We’ve Never Known”

This DVAM, Sharing Observations from Every 90 Seconds

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month — and a great time to correct misconceptions that violence against women is a special interest or women’s issue. Instead, it’s each of our issue. To illustrate our shared interest in moving from awareness to action, I’m sharing observations from Every 90 Seconds: Our Common Cause Ending Violence againstContinue reading “This DVAM, Sharing Observations from Every 90 Seconds”

Awareness to Action: Book Club Edition

I hurried out the door on Wednesday to drive across town to a book club at the home of someone I’d never met to spend the evening with people I didn’t know. After a few mishaps (read: I forgot my own copy of the book and had to circle home), I found myself in someone’sContinue reading “Awareness to Action: Book Club Edition”

Launching A New Study of Self Harm and Pain after Interpersonal Trauma

by Adi Rosenthal, 5th Year Graduate Student, Child Clinical and DCN Programs Survivors of interpersonal trauma are two times more likely than people in the general population to intentionally injure themselves, sometimes referred to as self-harm.  The risk of self-harm goes up even higher if survivors meet criteria for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Over theContinue reading “Launching A New Study of Self Harm and Pain after Interpersonal Trauma”

A New Alum + New Adventures

Congratulations to Dr. Naomi Wright, who graduated in August after completing her internship at Denver Health! As is TSS Group tradition, she made one more visit to our offices to add her handprint to the wall, representing the mark she has left on our team. Next up, Dr. Wright begins a postdoctoral fellowship at theContinue reading “A New Alum + New Adventures”

Hope and the Radical Acknowledgment of the World As It Is

I woke up on that last Friday of June with to-do lists and half-memorized remarks running through my head. I was facing down a morning packed with meetings ahead of attending the Rose Andom Center‘s Summer Connections Gala where I was to receive their Building Hope Award. I’d been working on my remarks all week.Continue reading “Hope and the Radical Acknowledgment of the World As It Is”