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Dr. Nim Tottenham, a member of Trauma-Free NYC, was quoted in a recent CNN article on the importance of close family relationships during times of stress. Check out an excerpt from the article below:
"Parents: The ultimate protection
Nim Tottenham, professor of psychology at Columbia University in New York, said that when children can be looked after by another parent or close relative, the risk of them finding the separation traumatic is much reduced.
"Close family relationships are so important for infants and children, especially under times of stress, when the world is so strange as it is right now," she says. "Parents can be a really effective buffer of children's emotions and stress."
When a parent is living away from the rest of the family, it is particularly important to consider how to foster a sense of normalcy and reassurance, she says.
Drawing a parallel with military families, who frequently have to deal with separation and fears for a parent's safety, Tottenham says technology can be invaluable in maintaining a regular relationship."
Special Issue on: “Disproportionate Trauma, Stress, and Adversities as a Pathway to Health Disparities among Disenfranchised Groups Globally”
Guest Co-Editors: Maureen A. Allwood and Julian Ford
Globally, low income and disenfranchised groups are disproportionately exposed to traumatic events and severe stressors. Socio-political conflict, forced displacement, and the impact of exposure to community violence are examples of situations that might be most taxing to communities that lack resources and power. Additionally, occurrences of mass violence and hate-based violence are on the rise around the world and may also target vulnerable populations https://istss.org/public-resources/istss-briefing-papers/hate-based-violence.
The effects of such traumas and the lingering stress and adversities may manifest through behavioral and physical health symptoms. To further knowledge regarding how disproportionate stress and trauma might be anchored to disproportionate burden of negative health risk and outcomes globally, we are seeking original manuscripts for a proposed special issue of the Journal of Traumatic Stress, the official journal of the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies. To assess the feasibility of this special issue, the guest editors will conduct an initial review of manuscripts that focus on a wide-range of traumas, stressors, and adversities, as well as a range of impacted populations from around the globe.
For full consideration for this proposed special issue, a letter of intention to submit and/or a manuscript draft should be received no later than March 15, 2020. Letters of intention and manuscripts should be first submitted to the guest co-editors, Dr. Maureen Allwood at firstname.lastname@example.org and Dr. Julian Ford at email@example.com.
After a brief review of potential contributions, the guest editors will put together a full and detailed proposal for this special issue, which will be submitted to the journal editor for approval. Please email the guest co-editors at the email addresses above with any questions.
Letter of Intent Due: March 15, 2020
- Please include a working title, a brief description of the paper, the current status of the paper (e.g., data analysis, writing in progress, early draft available).
- In the brief description, include information regarding the sample and the country or countries from which the sample(s) were drawn.
- Please also list authors or expected authors and the respective affiliations
Proposed Date for Manuscript Submissions: October 1, 2020
Trauma-Free NYC members Dr. Sonali Raja and Dr. Charles Branas have recently published a relevant article looking at youth exposure to violence as an Adverse Childhood Experience
In their study, Dr. Rajan, Dr. Branas and co-authors provide evidence for the exposure of violence involving guns as an Adverse Childhood Experience.
The US Border Crises and Parent-Child Separation
Listen to Trauma-Free NYC team member, Dr. Nim Tottenham, speak about the impact of child separation on the developing brain on NBC Nightly News.
More from Dr. Tottenham on separating children from their parents at the US Border:
Yahoo News. February 8, 2019, https://news.yahoo.com/zero-tolerance-kids-might-never-get-parents-back-u-s-admits-174636409.html
Los Angeles Times, June 19, 2018, http://www.latimes.com/science/la-sci-sn-separating-children-psychology-20180620-story.html
PBS News Hour, June 18, 2018, https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/how-the-toxic-stress-of-family-separation-can-harm-a-child
Washington Post, June 15, 2018, https://wapo.st/2l9tIUe?tid=ss_mail&utm_term=.d91b1d72e4e8