Editorial Vol 18(1)

Karen M. Allen, Virginia C. Strand


We received a generous response to the initial call for papers for this special issue, which extended the anticipated timeframe for publication. We thank all of the authors and reviewers for their patience in working with us throughout the publication process. We would also like to thank Margaret Adamek, Kadie Booth, Valerie Decker, and Michael Hernandez for their help in bringing this issue to press. Although we were unable to include all of the submissions in this issue, we were impressed with the scope of work being done in this field as well as the compassion, creativity and dedication of individuals working in this area. We look forward to the continuing evolution of our understanding of trauma and effective ways of addressing trauma and hope that this issue contributes to that process. 

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Allen, K. & Wozniak, D. (2014). The integration of healing rituals in-group treatment for survivors of domestic violence. Social Work in Mental Health, 12(1), 52-68. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/15332985.2013.817369

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Division of Violence Prevention. (2014, May 13). Prevalence of individual adverse childhood experiences. Retrieved from: https://web.archive.org/web/20160404140139/http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/acestudy/prevalence.html/

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Herman, J. (1999). Trauma and recovery: The aftermath of violence from domestic abuse to political terror. New York: Basic Books.

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SAMHSA. (2015). Trauma-informed approach and trauma-specific interventions. Retrieved from https://www.samhsa.gov/nctic/trauma-interventions

Strand, V., Popescu, M., Abramovitz, R., & Richards, S. (2015). Building agency capacity for trauma-informed evidence-based practice and field instruction. Journal of Evidence-Informed Social Work, 13(2), 1-19.

Teicher, M. H., Andersen, S. L., Polcari, A., Anderson, C. M., & Navalta, C. P. (2002). Developmental neurobiology of childhood stress and trauma. Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 25(2), 397-426. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0193-953X(01)00003-X

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18060/21630

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