We, two Research Master students, went to Bolivia to support the project of Drs. Nina Hansen and Judith Daniels. We interviewed 100 women about the effect of trauma on female empowerment. We carried home a rich data set and stories that cannot be easily expressed in figures.
How does the experience of trauma impact women’s empowerment and economic participation over time? Social and clinical psychologists join efforts to follow the development of Bolivian girls over the next ten years.
There is a problem with the treatment of first responders that badly needs our attention: how do we make sure that first responders receive help and, more generally, how can the burdensome stigma of mental healthcare be suppressed?
Do infants retain traumatic experiences that lie at the root of later psychopathology? Recent literature on infant memory suggests that retention of everyday stimuli can be prolonged by presenting frequent reminders. Whether this justifies searching for and treating preverbal trauma in older children and adults is a different matter.