Tracking COVID-19 Impacts and Legal Needs in Colorado

by Anne P. DePrince & Adi Rosenthal As the world reeled from the first wave of the coronavirus in the Spring, lots of conversations turned towards concern about the impact on victims/survivors and victim service agencies. To track these concerns, we started to ask victim service providers to share what they saw as the biggestContinue reading “Tracking COVID-19 Impacts and Legal Needs in Colorado”

Sharing Research in Socially-Distanced Times

The pandemic has only amplified the importance of doing research into the causes and consequences of violence as well as effective responses. However, sharing that research looks different these days. In the Fall, our team typically heads off to the Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) to share our workContinue reading “Sharing Research in Socially-Distanced Times”

Tracking Victim Services in Colorado

by Anne P. DePrince & Naomi Wright Would more money help? More precisely: Would increases in funding for victim services across Colorado change service provision, improve organizational capacity to service victims, and improve collaboration across service agencies? That kind of change is a tall order. But that’s what our colleagues at the Office for VictimsContinue reading “Tracking Victim Services in Colorado”

Check-in + Check Out: Traumatic Brain Injury and Intimate Partner Abuse

For many years, the term traumatic brain injury (or TBI) has evoked thoughts about the perils that faced combat troops or world-class athletes. Recently, victim advocates and researchers have pointed out the importance of recognizing that TBIs also affect victims and survivors of intimate partner abuse (IPA). Here at the Traumatic Stress Studies (TSS) Group,Continue reading “Check-in + Check Out: Traumatic Brain Injury and Intimate Partner Abuse”

New Op-Ed: Traumatic Brain Injury & Domestic Violence

Having learned from survivors and heard from practitioners, there is no question: Attention to traumatic brain injury (TBI) in domestic violence is urgently needed.  In a new Scientific American op-ed, Dr. Kim Gorgens and I argue for bringing a spotlight to TBI visible in domestic violence. I invite you to take a look at the article and share withContinue reading “New Op-Ed: Traumatic Brain Injury & Domestic Violence”

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.

Supporting Survivors of Sex Trafficking

With the widely-reported sex crimes charges against Jeffrey Epstein, people are talking about sex trafficking and expressing outrage. We need to harness those conversations and that energy to work towards ensuring that our communities are prepared to respond to the trauma-related needs of sex trafficking survivors. Here are a few lessons from a study involving in-depthContinue reading “Supporting Survivors of Sex Trafficking”