Responding to the Sociopolitical Complexity of Trauma: An Integration of Theory and Practice

Laura Quiros, Roni Berger

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Abstract

This article calls attention to the complexity of trauma by enhancing the awareness of the intersectionality of race, class, and gender among oppressed groups, specifically women from marginalized populations, and underscores that consideration of such is essential for the creation of systems of care that are truly trauma-informed. Advancing the integration of theory and practice, we provide a rationale for adopting a postmodern feminist perspective to facilitate the creation of trauma-informed systems of care that take into account the complexity of trauma among this population, leading to comprehensive treatment that furthers the social work mission of social justice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-159
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Loss and Trauma
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 4 Mar 2015

Keywords

  • culture
  • intersectionality
  • postmodern feminism
  • trauma
  • trauma-informed care

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