Cultivating Healing, Advocacy, Nonviolence, Growth, and Equity (CHANGE) Grant

New Grant Deadline: April 30, 2021

Please click on the grant title above to download the announcement.

Description: The purpose of this grant is to support student or early career psychologist (ECP; i.e., 10 years within receipt of their degree) led collaborative projects aimed at identifying and dismantling all forms of systemic racism, discrimination, and violence. Examples include projects focused on the following:
• Improving transdisciplinary and intervention research methods and approaches addressing trauma disparities
• Understanding the historical and ongoing sociopolitical and systemic causes, mechanisms, consequences and solutions to racial trauma and health disparities
• Identifying the ways in which individuals identifying as BIPOC and their communities thrive
• Developing trauma-informed, culturally tailored and sustainable programs that promote well-being
• Providing access to trauma psychology information and services to underserved individuals and communities
• Restorative justice practices

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Division 56 CHANGE Grant Award Winners for 2020

Examination of the Migration Experiences and Mental Health Needs of Unaccompanied Minors Who are Resettled in the United States –  Maria Jimenez-Salazar

Continual Collective Betrayal Trauma: Gendered and Racialized Police Violence toward the Black Community – Melissa Barnes

Surviving COVID-19: Risk and Resilience Factors for Black Adults – Jasmin Brooks

An Experimental Vignette Study on Race, Harm Severity, College Discipline, and Restorative Justice – Terrill Taylor

Protecting mental well-being among racial justice activists of color at predominantly White institutions – Christin Mujica

Resilience, action, and hope: A qualitative exploration of sociopolitical development, and academic goal development among Black and Latinx adolescent girls – Taina Quiles

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Division 56 Awards Deadline: April 30, 2021

Winners of the Division 56 awards will be announced at the APA Convention in August - so everyone can know what great work you do!

Outstanding Contributions to Practice in Trauma Psychology

Outstanding Contributions to the Science in Trauma Psychology

Outstanding Service to the Field of Trauma Psychology

Lifetime Achievement Award

Outstanding Contributions to Trauma Psychology by an Early Career Psychologist

Award for Media Contributions to the Field of Trauma Psychology

Early Career Award for Ethnic Minority Psychologist in Trauma Psychology

All you need is a CV and a nominating letter - so easy!

Send your applications  (in 1 PDF please) to Yo Jackson - with the subject Div 56 Award (and the name of the award)

Past award winners

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Division 56 Poster Awards for the APA 2020 Conference

Trajectories of PTSD symptoms after a natural disaster in South Korea – Junwon Lee, M.A., Dongil Kim, Ph. D., Jusuk Song, B.A., Chanhoon Park, B.A. Seoul National University, South Korea

Typical university crime alert emails contribute to mail student agreement with rape myths - Adams-Clark, Alexis  - Alexis Adams-Clark, M.S., Carly Smith, Ph.D., Prachi Bhuptani, M.A., Jennifer J. Freyd, Ph.D University of Oregon

Examining patterns of adverse childhood experiences as predictors of psychological symptoms in early childhood school age and adolescents - Whaling, Kelly, University of California, Santa Barbara

Callous and emotional traits moderate the relationship between trauma exposure and Traumatic symptoms  - Kathryn McGill, M.A. & Tres Stefurak, Ph.D., Clinical & Counseling Psychology University of South Alabama

Post traumatic outcomes for veterans who have caused serious harm or death to others - Marvin Cabral, M.A.; Antonella Bariani, M.A.; & Carolyn B. Allard, Ph.D., ABPP, Alliant International University (CSPP)