What is it about?

The papers in this Special Section provide roadmaps for how to develop and carry out collaborative and mutually beneficial projects between community members, advocates, professionals, leaders and researchers, aimed at addressing trauma. Collaborative teams also present examples of such collaborative efforts and report on their outcomes.

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Why is it important?

This Special Section provides guidance for others desiring to engage in truly collaborative efforts, which have the potential to provide more comprehensive and relevant information, and thus can more inform the development of more effective interventions, than can unidirectional research.

Perspectives

I hope this Special Section helps others in trauma psychology see the value of truly collaborative projects and that they are more feasible than they may have initially thought. I believe we will be better equipped to make positive changes in our communities if we are truly collaborative and include all voices in the ways that the papers in this issue present.

Dr Carolyn Allard
California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University

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This page is a summary of: Advancing trauma research, practice, and policy through reciprocal collaborations: Introduction to a special section., Psychological Trauma Theory Research Practice and Policy, September 2022, American Psychological Association (APA), DOI: 10.1037/tra0001301.
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