Across the Pond webinar: Tackling Trauma

Join our webinar series called "Across the Pond", bringing together two Fulbright Scholars from either side of the Atlantic to discuss the intersection of their interests. Our transatlantic conversations address global challenges of all natures, and are a celebration of the civic engagement at the heart of the Commission's work.

Tackling Trauma will explore the consequences of physical and psychological trauma in modern society. Neurologist Lucia Li, and clinical child psychologist, Heather Taussig, see trauma regularly in their work as practitioners in the field. In this event they will discuss their observations and learnings.

What interventions exist to help people dealing with trauma? How is trauma relevant to understanding current social/political issues in the US and UK? How do we become more attuned to trauma in society? Join the discussion to find out more about this truly global challenge.


Date: Tuesday 13 July 

Time: 5:00 PM (UK time)

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Heather Taussig is a Professor at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work and an Adjunct Professor at the Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect at the University of Colorado. Dr. Taussig’s research focuses on developing and testing prevention programming for maltreated children with child welfare involvement. She developed and directs the Fostering Healthy Futures (FHF) program, an evidence-based mentoring and skills training program for children. FHF is currently being implemented through community-based organizations and several longitudinal outcome studies are in progress. Dr. Taussig is committed to using positive youth development strategies, especially mentoring, to empower youth to foster their own healthy futures.

Lucia Li is a clinical lecturer in neurology at Imperial College London. Her research seeks to understand the mechanisms by which a severe brain injury leads to long-term problems, and how this can shape future treatments. She is currently working on projects investigating emotional function and how this may link with dysfunction of the involuntary nervous system after brain injury.

Across the Pond is a new initiative from the US-UK Fulbright Commission presenting transatlantic conversations between scholars, covering a wide range of topics that showcase the range of interests of this year’s cohort of Fulbright Scholars. Keep an eye out for future events in the series running through the summer and early autumn.