Resources on Underserved Populations

Web-Based Trauma Psychology Resources On Underserved Health Priority Populations for Public and Professional Education

The purpose of this project was to create web-based empirically-informed materials (i.e., printable fact sheets, YouTube videos, and suggested reading lists) on trauma and its impact in underserved health priority populations that can serve as valuable resources for clinicians, researchers and the public. Division 56 partnered with collaborative teams from Divisions 12 Section II (Clinical Geropsychology), 20 (Adult Development & Aging), 27 (Community Research and Action: Division of Community Psychology), 33 (Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities), 44 (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues), 45 (Culture, Ethnicity & Race), and 53 (Clinical Child and Adolescent) to create the fact sheets and videos found below.

Fact Sheets and Suggested Reading Lists:

Trauma & PTSD in Veterans by Vanessa Simiola, PsyD & Sonya Norman, PhD

Trauma & PTSD Older Adults by Joan Cook, PhD, Vanessa Simiola, PsyD, & Lisa Brown, PhD

Trauma & PTSD in Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse by Chris Anderson

Trauma & PTSD in LGBTQ Individuals by Amy Ellis, PhD

Trauma & PTSD in Ethnic Minorities by Jasmin Llamas, PhD et al.

Trauma & PTSD in Economically Disadvantaged Populations by Bekh Bradley-Davino and Lesia Ruglass, PhD

Trauma & PTSD in Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities by Nora J. Balderian, PhD

Trauma & PTSD in Children and Adolescents by Julian Ford, PhD

Trauma & PTSD in Traumatically Injured Populations with Terri deRoon-Cassini

Video Clips:

Please click the following pictures to watch videos from experts in the field discuss important topics and considerations regarding trauma and PTSD in various underserved populations.


Division 56 would like to extend its most sincere gratitude to Drs. Vanessa Simiola and Amy Ellis for their tireless effort and coordination in bringing this project to completion. They delivered this effort with huge heart and great attention to detail. It is our hope that these trauma psychology web-based resources will serve as valuable resources for clinicians, researchers, and the public.