Historical Trauma and its Impact on Minority Populations

UNCP Author/Contributor (non-UNCP co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Melissa Mojica Cruz (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
Web Site: http://www.uncp.edu/academics/library
Jody Thomas

Abstract: Historical trauma is a type of trauma that leaves lasting impacts throughout generations of people. In this literature review, the definition of historical trauma will be expanded upon and compared to the definition of post traumatic stress disorder in regards their impact. While historical trauma affects many populations, this review will only focus on three: Native Americans, African Americans, and Hispanic/Latinx. With each population, the cultural and health impacts of historical trauma will be discussed. The cultural impacts will explore the initial or most prominent source of historical trauma and how it affects present day. The health impacts will expand on how having these traumas even before an individual is born can impact their longevity and quality if life. Based on these findings, recommendations for future research to better understand historical trauma and its impact on groups will be made.

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Honors Project
Esther G. Maynor Honors College
Language: English
Date: 2019
Historical Trauma, Adverse Childhood Experiences, Impact, Hispanic, Latinx, Minority Populations,

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