Dear TPN friends,
THE EDITORIAL TEAM & I WISH YOU A FRESH WELCOME to the Trauma Psychology News Fall 2021 issue.
As the foliage changes color in the Northern Hemisphere, we are reminded of the now-gone green leaves as well as the winter season ahead. May we honor the joy and life within each fallen leaf while acknowledging the opportunities for change that lie before us. This brings us to our first themed TPN issue, Honoring the past: Where we’ve been and where we need to go.
Turning to the articles of this Fall issue, we honor the 20th anniversary of 9/11, acknowledging its aftermath (p. 18; Military & Veterans) and the lessons that have arisen (p. 8; Feature). As we dive into the school year, we also shed light on cyber harassment in academia (p. 26; Members), an under-recognized yet growing form of harassment given the normalcy of online, technological spaces. This issue also reminds us of the invisibility of Asian Hate and trauma ingrained in US history and what we can do to promote visibility (p. 30; Students). And of note, as American Indian Heritage Month begins, we must honor the ancestral lands on which we reside. With that, we are immensely humbled that world-renown artist Roy Henry Vickers has chosen TPN as a platform to share never-seen-before artwork from Two Cedars, his trauma-sensitive yoga art project aimed to increase recognition and inclusivity of Indigenous peoples and their experiences in embodied healing (p. 22; Multicultural & Diversity).
THANK YOU FOR READING THIS LETTER, for choosing to engage in these words at this time. I look forward to the opportunity to hear, share, and honor your stories in our TPN space.
Editor-in-Chief: Viann Nguyen-Feng, PhD MPH LP
Associate Editor: Vera Békés, PhD LP
Assistant Editor: Nicole Mantella, PhD