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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The following resources accompany the Economic Trauma Issue Brief.
Trauma and Toxic Stress
- Harvard University: Center on the Developing Child, A Guide to Toxic Stress
- Community Resilience Cookbook
Poverty in the United States
- US Census: Income and Poverty in the United States
- US Census: Poverty Thresholds by Size of Family and Number of Children, 2018
- US Census: American Community Survey
- The Washington Post: Extreme Poverty Returns to America
- A Guide to Statistics on Historical Trends in Income Inequality
ACEs, Poverty, and Social Determinates of Health
- CDC: About the CDC Kaiser ACE Study
- Poverty as an ACE
- Healthy People 2020: Social Determinates of Health
Intersections of Poverty
- Faces of poverty: What racial social groups are more likely to experience it?
- Ethnic and Racial Minorities & Socioeconomic Status
- Poverty Among Women & Families
- The Female Face of Poverty
- Ending the ‘closet to poverty pipeline’ for LGBTQ youth