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Culture and Trauma

It is always critical in our work with children and families to understand their cultural backgrounds. 

This is especially true when assessing a child’s trauma history as culture can influence how the child’s trauma was perceived by the child and his or her family and how the child and family reacted to the trauma.   Culture also shapes the healing process in the aftermath of trauma and loss in the form of rituals and healing practices.

Three photos of families of different cultures