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New Violence and Trauma SIG Being Formed

Emily F. Rothman, ScD, Violence and Trauma SIG organizer

If you are interested in research and practice related to violence prevention and psychological trauma, you are warmly invited to join a new special interest group (SIG) on violence and trauma (VT) that is being formed within the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM).

The VT SIG will focus on advancing science related to behavioral interventions to prevent all forms of interpersonal aggression and post-traumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) that may result. SBM members who have expressed an interest in this SIG have expertise in intimate partner violence, sexual assault, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), child abuse, community violence, self-harm, workplace violence, hate crimes, elder abuse, trauma-informed care, and resilience after polyvictimization or adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). The VT SIG will provide a forum for members to create collaborative partnerships to produce papers or research projects, co-create policy-related white papers, exchange information about developments in the field, provide peer mentorship, offer career development opportunities, and network. For more information about the objectives of the VT SIG, please email Emily Rothman at erothman@bu.edu

The initial meeting of the VT SIG in formation will be held at the 2015 SBM Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX, on April 24 from 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. in conference room 13-14. The meeting will feature discussion of SIG aims and activities, chair rotations, procedures, and volunteer roles.