Special Issue "Culturally Responsive Trauma-Informed Care"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2022.
Interests: Refugee Trauma; Mental Health & Psychosocial Support; Refugee Resettlement; Social Capital; Community-Based Participatory Research; Community Capacity Building for Trauma-Informed Care; Cultural Concept of Distress; Cultural Psychology
Interests: Comparative international sociology focusing on the intersection of gender: i. Globalization, migration, race, and identity; ii. Health, HIV/AIDS, and well-being; iii. Land, food security, social policy, and social movements; iv.Gender, social change, urbanization, and family; v. Social demography and research methods
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Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) is widely accepted as a standard for assessment and intervention that not only acknowledges but also respects and integrates the cultural values, beliefs, and practices of patients and families. However, relatively little has been discussed as to how different cultural dimensions may or should be considered in TIC and how the intersection between trauma and culture can inform service access and delivery, staff competency, organizational policy, as well as service outcomes. Given that certain cultural dimensions (e.g., racial, gender, and social identities) tend to account for significant disparities in service access and needed support, special attention and caution will be requested in TIC for the populations who are culturally underrepresented or marginalized. This Special Issue is interested in how cultural humility and sensitivity can be incorporated into elements and principles of TIC and what lessons we have learned to create culturally responsive trauma-informed practice and policy in the current care systems.
Prof. Dr. Hyojin Im
Dr. Linda L. Semu
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- trauma-informed care
- culture-informed care
- cultural competency, cultural humility, cultural safety
- cultural minorities (immigrants, refugees, LGBTQIA, racial/ethnic minorities, etc.)
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Cultural Sensitivity in trauma informed care for South Asian clients
Authors: Shreya Bhandari
Affiliation: Professor of Social Work at Wright State University
Abstract: Trauma-informed approach takes into consideration a person's awareness of the impact and consequences of trauma exposure. It emphasizes, "physical, psychological, and emotional safety of providers and survivors and creates opportunities to rebuild a sense of control and empowerment" (Hooper, Basuk, & Oliver, 2010, P.82). In my work as a researcher doing domestic violence work and as a therapist offering mental health therapy, here are a few recommendations to provide cultural sensitive trauma informed care. (1) South Asians belong to a collectivist culture and hence family plays a larger role in important decisions of their lives, (2) Setting boundaries with toxic family members may be an alien concept and will take time, (3) Probing about different messaging around roles of girls and boys and later men and women and how they feel about it is important as son preference is subtle but omnipresent (4) "Log kya kahenge" (what will people( community) say?) is a real fear and hence validating it and then challenging it is a key.