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Racial Injustice and Trauma: African Americans in the US: NCTSN Position Statement

NCTSN Resource

Resource Description

Encourages NCTSN members to collectively integrate specific activities about the impact of racial injustice into NCTSN collaborative work, including: (1) increase knowledge about the impact of race-based traumatic stress that affects many African American children, their families, and their communities; (2) in collaboration with experts in historical trauma, develop and disseminate resources that child trauma professionals can use to identify, assess, and address historical trauma and racism in the context of high quality, trauma-informed, culturally responsive care; and (3) become a national leader in raising awareness about historical trauma related to African Americans, the effects of current-day racial injustice, and the implications of such history and experiences on trauma-informed health and mental health care.

Published in 2016