SPECIAL ISSUE: Trauma and Well-Being among AAPI Women



Special Issue Editors: Khanh T. Dinh, Ph.D., Ivy K. Ho, Ph.D., & Yuying Tsong, Ph.D.


The Special Issue will focus on various aspects of trauma and wellbeing, including physical health, mental health, social health and other important life outcomes among Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women.  The various aspects of trauma may include the effects of war trauma, migration trauma, sexual violence/harassment trauma, domestic violence trauma, childhood sexual abuse trauma, economic trauma (poverty), discrimination trauma, and other kinds of trauma.  In other words, this special issue seeks to capture comprehensively the research and clinical knowledge regarding the effects of trauma in the lives of AAPI women. 


The editors invite abstract submissions of quantitative and/or qualitative works. We also invite abstract submissions of theoretical pieces, review papers, and best practices.  Submitted abstracts should contain original and unpublished work and must be written in English.  Preferences in the selection and review process will be given to potential manuscripts that attend to contexts and critical analysis/integration of the intersection of race/ethnicity and gender, as well as other marginalized statuses in understanding trauma and outcomes of well-being.  Furthermore, manuscripts will be evaluated on their incorporation of principles from feminist theories and clinical practice, including feminist approaches in working with AAPI women on issues of trauma.


Submission Instructions: Interested authors should submit (1) a title page and (2) a 2 to 4-page abstract to the special issue editors at http://tinyurl.com/WT-AAPIW-Trauma-Submission by December 1st, 2015 (early submissions are welcome).  Submissions should follow APA style (6th Edition).  The special issue editors will review abstracts and select 12-15 for further development.  Authors of selected abstracts will be invited to develop full papers.  In addition to review by the special issue editors, papers will be subjected to the regular W&T peer-review process.  Questions about special issue may be directed to editors at WT_Trauma@uml.edu.