This brief explores how economic downturns, lack of financial opportunities, and systemic poverty cause traumatic stress as well as exacerbate trauma caused by other stressors such as family violence. In order to do so, the brief reviews structurally embedded inequalities and financial pitfalls that cause economic trauma and strategies for individuals, communities, professionals and organizations to prevent and mitigate economic traumatic-stress.

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Additional Resources

The following resources accompany the Economic Trauma Issue Brief.

Trauma and Toxic Stress

Poverty in the United States

ACEs, Poverty, and Social Determinates of Health

Intersections of Poverty