Examining the Theory of Historical Trauma among Native Americans

@article{BrownRice2013ExaminingTT,
  title={Examining the Theory of Historical Trauma among Native Americans},
  author={Kathleen A. Brown-Rice},
  journal={The Professional Counselor},
  year={2013},
  volume={3},
  pages={117-130}
}
The theory of historical trauma was developed to explain the current problems facing many Native Americans. This theory purports that some Native Americans are experiencing historical loss symptoms (e.g., depression, substance dependence, diabetes, dysfunctional parenting, unemployment) as a result of the cross-generational transmission of trauma from historical losses (e.g., loss of population, land, and culture). However, there has been skepticism by mental health professionals about the… Expand
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