What We’re Reading: Making Sense of Gender Differences in the News

“What We’re Reading” is a new feature of Trauma Research Notes. Check back or follow us to explore connections between TSS Group research and the fiction and nonfiction we’re reading. Surfing online news or social media means bumping into headlines about gender differences on a regular basis. Catchy claims, such as “Meet the neuroscientist debunkingContinue reading “What We’re Reading: Making Sense of Gender Differences in the News”

New Op-Ed: What the #metoo Epidemic Means for #couldbemetoo

Recently released national research showed that one in sixteen adolescent girl’s first sexual experience is rape. In a new Denver Post Guest Commentary, Anne DePrince talks about the messages conveyed when violence is so common. And the messages we need to send instead.

“Starless” and the non-fiction reality of violence against women: #couldbemetoo

Since my day-job focuses on trauma and violence, my off-the-clock reading tends towards fantasy and science fiction. I tell people this is my escape, though fantasy and science fiction often reflect back our day-to-day world in stark and profound ways. I was reminded of this recently while reading Jacqueline Carey’s Starless.  Starless opens as you meetContinue reading ““Starless” and the non-fiction reality of violence against women: #couldbemetoo”

Launching New Study: Intimate Partner Abuse (IPA) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Blows to the head are common among women experiencing intimate partner abuse (IPA), as documented in recent research nationally (e.g., Corrigan, Wolfe, Mysiw, Jackson, & Bogner, 2003; Wilbur et al., 2001) and from the Traumatic Stress Studies Group (Gagnon & DePrince, 2017). Despite prevalence data, traumatic brain injury (TBI) and IPA have received scant policyContinue reading “Launching New Study: Intimate Partner Abuse (IPA) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)”

The Wrong Lesson: The Radical Re-Write of the Definition of Sexual Harassment in the Proposed Title IX Rules

Only a handful of days remain to make public comments on the problematic Title IX rules proposed by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos (comments have to be submitted by January 30). If you’re thinking about submitting a comment, there are resources available on writing an effective comment and plenty of reasons to get your keyboard.Continue reading “The Wrong Lesson: The Radical Re-Write of the Definition of Sexual Harassment in the Proposed Title IX Rules”

Your Chance to Comment on Proposed Title IX Rule Changes

As reported recently, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has released new proposed regulations to Title IX. The proposed changes run counter to what we have learned through the TSS Group as well as research nationally about the causes and consequences of sexual assault, reporting decisions, and the importance of trauma-informed responses. The sweeping changes would be far-reaching,Continue reading “Your Chance to Comment on Proposed Title IX Rule Changes”

Happy Holidays from the TSS Group

Dear Colleagues and Friends of the TSS Group, As 2018 draws to a close, I offer my heartfelt thanks to you for your collaboration. Your willingness to work, share, and learn together continues to make it possible to do research that advances understanding of sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse, older adult abuse, and sexContinue reading “Happy Holidays from the TSS Group”

Welcome New TSS Group Team Members

This fall, the TSS Group welcomed two new graduate students to our team: Maria-Ernestina Christl and Adi Rosenthal. We asked them a few questions to help you get to know them. Q: Welcome to the TSS Group. Tell us about yourself, please! Maria-Ernestina: Hi! I am from Alabama and moved to Colorado for grad school. I amContinue reading “Welcome New TSS Group Team Members”

Statewide Evaluation Project Gets Underway

In July, we kicked off work with our colleagues at the Colorado State Office for Victims Programs (OVP) to evaluate the impact of recent increases in VOCA funding on victim services in Colorado. Colorado, along with other states, received a significant increase in federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funds in 2015. OVP, which administersContinue reading “Statewide Evaluation Project Gets Underway”