Livingston, N. A., Berke, D. S., Ruben, M. A., Matza, A. R., & Shipherd, J. C. (2019). Experiences of trauma, discrimination, microaggressions, and minority stress among trauma-exposed LGBT veterans: Unexpected findings and unresolved service gaps. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 11(7), 695–703. This article examines the experiences of the trauma of LGBT veterans. The authors concluded that LGBT veterans are exposed to higher rates of trauma than those LGBT that are not veterans.
Asbury, K., Fox, L., Deniz, E., Code, A., & Toseeb, U. (2021). How is COVID-19 affecting the mental health of children with special educational needs and disabilities and their families? Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders, 51(5), 1772–1780. This article looks at the parents of children with special needs and how they feel they were impacted due to the COVID-19 trauma. The article concluded that they were experiencing more worry, mood changes, and so forth due to the pandemic.
Loeb, T. B., Ebor, M. T., Smith, A. M., Chin, D., Novacek, D. M., Hampton-Anderson, J. N., Norwood-Scott, E., Hamilton, A. B., Brown, A. F., & Wyatt, G. E. (2020). How mental health professionals can address disparities in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Traumatology. As with all trauma, the current pandemic has brought to light the disparities that come with special populations. This article discusses special populations and how to care for them, more specifically highlighting four critical areas that have been historically problematic.
Valdez, C. (2021). Post-traumatic distress and treatment barriers among former gang members: Implications for improving access to traumatic stress resources in marginalized populations. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 34(2), 309. Valdez explores a specific marginalized population, gang-involved individuals. She examines the relationship between PTSD and 30 former gang members. The study recognizes that multiple marginalized populations need to all be considered separately. For example, there is a social stigma within the gang population of members being considered weak if they do not keep up appearances. Results supported the need for building trauma-informed communities to address traumatic stress.