Addressing the “Myth” of Racial Trauma: Developmental and Ecological Considerations for Youth of Color

@article{Saleem2019AddressingT,
  title={Addressing the “Myth” of Racial Trauma: Developmental and Ecological Considerations for Youth of Color},
  author={Farzana T. Saleem and Riana Elyse Anderson and Monnica T. Williams},
  journal={Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review},
  year={2019},
  volume={23},
  pages={1-14}
}
Trauma is prevalent among children and adolescents, with youth of color generally reporting greater exposure compared to White youth. One factor that may account for this difference is racial stress, which can manifest into trauma symptoms. Although racial stress and trauma (RST) significantly impacts youth of color, most of the research to date has focused on adult populations. In addition, little attention has been given to the impact of the ecological context in how youth encounter and cope… 
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