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Culture and Trauma (Cont'd)

A few things to consider when assessing trauma history and considering the cultural influence include:

  • How the family and child communicate
  • How the family responds to the trauma (shame, guilt, blame, denial, acceptance)
  • Any stress or vulnerability the child and/or family is experiencing because of their culture (discrimination, stereotyping, poverty, less access to resources)
  • How the child and family feel about interventions regarding the trauma