Category: Trauma and Violence

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Essence: Prof. Gómez Explains How to Protect Black Women Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Following the televised release of “Surviving R. Kelly: The Final Chapter,” conversations around how the public treats Black women survivors of sexual abuse have resurfaced. BU School of Social Work Prof. Jennifer M. Gómez shared her expertise on how the Black community can shift those conversations towards protecting Black women, without pitting antiracist efforts against […]

Assistant Professor Jennifer M. Gómez, Boston University School of Social Work

Prof. Gómez Shares Expertise on Institutions’ Responsibility to Black Women Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Jennifer M. Gómez, PhD, an assistant professor at Boston University School of Social Work (BUSSW), recently shared her expertise in sexual trauma and institutional courage at events hosted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) and McLean Hospital, a global leader in psychiatric care. In both talks, she examines institutional change through […]

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Prof. Margaret Lombe Shares Expertise on Gender-Based Violence at National Center for PTSD

BU School of Social Work’s (BUSSW) Prof. Margaret Lombe  presented her research on women’s health outcomes in conflict settings as part of the US Department of Veteran Affairs’ National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) lecture series. “From a global social justice perspective, there’s a lack of attention on how war affects women’s well-being,” […]