NASEM Proceedings of a Workshop
Proceedings of a Workshop: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Intervention to Prevent & Address Sexual Harassment (National Research Council, 2021) was just published!
In Spring 2021, I was an invited plenary panelist & attendee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, & Medicine (NASEM) Workshop on Developing Evaluation Metrics for Sexual Harassment Prevention Efforts. The Proceedings (free PDF!) summarizes the workshop for all.
Honored to be able to contribute to these efforts. From The Proceedings:
p. 26: “As described more fully in Chapter 5, Jenni- fer M. Gómez, Wayne State University, said often there is significant atten- tion paid to developing a strong sexual harassment prevention program, while diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are considered an afterthought.“
p. 32: “Gómez…and others added that there is a need to carefully consider the connection between sexual harassment and DEI in evaluation, par- ticularly as DEI efforts are needed to protect groups at highest risk of harass-ment.“
Stanford University CASBS Fellow (2021-22)
Dr. Jennifer M Gómez has been awarded the Stanford University CASBS Fellowship for the 2021-22 academic year!
CASBS, or the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, brings together deep thinkers from diverse disciplines and communities to advance understanding of the full range of human beliefs, behaviors, interactions, and institutions. A leading incubator of human-centered knowledge, CASBS facilitates collaborations across academia, policy, industry, civil society, and government to collectively design a better future.
Gómez’ plan for the CASBS Fellowship Year is to write her first academic book: Cultural Betrayal, Sexual Abuse, & Healing for Black Women & Girls: From Black Lives Matter to MeToo (Publisher: APA Books).
Discrimination, Violence, & Healing in Marginalized Communities
Co-Editors: Jennifer M. Gómez, Ph.D., Robyn L. Gobin, Ph.D., & Melissa L. Barnes, M.S.
Gómez, J. M., Gobin, R. L., & Barnes, M. (2021). Discrimination, violence, and healing within marginalized communities. Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 22(2), 135-140. https://10.1080/15299732.2021.1869059
Discrimination and violence together impact how marginalized people experience and heal from trauma. From the inception of this special issue, our goal was to contribute timely trauma research, as discrimination and violence are historical and modern cornerstones of our society. However, we could not have predicted just how timely this special issue now is in light of the sociopolitical shifts that occurred in Spring 2020. The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic increased focus on physical and mental health disparities, while anti-Black police violence in the U.S. and the resultant protests in the U.S. and abroad shifted the mainstream narrative of trauma and discrimination. Now with heightened awareness, trauma researchers and practitioners have a responsibility to work toward understanding the impetuses, functions, and implications of interpersonal trauma for all people. The six articles in this special issue delineate the impact of violence, such as police brutality and military sexual trauma, and discrimination, such as anti-Black racism, Islamophobia, and historical trauma, among families of Color, African American women, ethnically diverse Veterans, Muslim American youth, women Veterans, and communities of Color. Refusing to leave us without hope, the work of this special issue identifies clear pathways of healing, from strength-based therapeutic approaches to community-level healing, and ultimately, the eradication of inequality altogether. As such, this special issue rediscovers what subversive activists, advocates, and researchers have envisioned for future society: a world in which discrimination, marginalization, violence, and oppression is not insidiously laced within every fabric of our culture and our lives.
Stanford University CASBS Episode
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, & Medicine (NASEM) Sexual Harassment in Higher Ed Summit- 2020
Dr. Jennifer M. Gómez gave a talk and co-authored a poster at the 2nd Annual National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, & Medicine Action Collaborative to Prevent & Address Sexual Harassment in Higher Ed Summit
Talk: Cultural Betrayal Sexual Harassment Against Black Undergraduates: Implications for Addressing Power & Inequality in Higher Ed, beginning at 2:41, (Gómez, 2020)
Poster: Sexual Harassment & The Sciences: How The Data Can Inform Local & National Policy (Albright, Gómez, & Martinez, 2020)
Center for Institutional Courage
Founded by nationally-renowned trauma researcher, Dr. Jennifer J. Freyd, the Center for Institutional Courage is a non-profit organization that uses research and community engagement to identify ways for organizations to engage in institutional courage, thus making them more
accountable, equitable, healthy places for everyone.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, & Medicine (NASEM) Sexual Harassment in Higher Ed Summit- 2019
Dr. Jennifer M. Gómez was an invited plenary panelist at the 1st Annual National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, & Medicine Action Collaborative to Prevent & Address Sexual Harassment in Higher Ed Summit
19-20 November 2019
United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs
With Help Not Handcuffs, Inc., presented Institutional Betrayal Against People Who Use Drugs as part of the panel, How The Treatment/Recovery Narrative Perpetuates Harm and Human Rights Violations at the 61st Session of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Vienna, Austria.
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