Conceptualizing Trauma and Resilience Across Diverse Contexts

  title={Conceptualizing Trauma and Resilience Across Diverse Contexts},
  author={Pratyusha Tummala-Narra},
  journal={Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment \& Trauma},
  pages={33 - 53}
Abstract This paper offers a multicultural understanding of trauma and resilience as experienced in the lives of individuals from diverse cultural and racial backgrounds. The research and clinical literature on resilience has focused largely if not exclusively on individual personality traits and coping styles, and has neglected to explore all possible sources and expressions of resilience in individuals and groups. For many ethnic minorities, traditional notions of resilience, shaped largely… 
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