Culture, Diversity, & Trauma
To understand how trauma affects children, youth, and families, we must first understand how life experiences and cultural backgrounds serve as key contextual elements for trauma and resilience
Advancing Culture, Diversity, and Trauma can include:
- Workforce development/training that addresses the ways identity, culture, community, and oppression can affect a person’s experience of trauma, access to supports, and opportunities for safety
- Workforce knowledge and awareness on how culture influences the interpretation and meaning of traumatic events, the acceptability of support, and help seeking behaviors.
- Incorporating attention to culture and trauma in organizational operations and quality improvement processes
- Recognizing and addresses historical trauma
- Institutionalizing cultural knowledge within the organization