This brief explores how racial trauma intersects and exacerbates trauma caused by family violence. In order to do so effectively, the brief will review issues of structurally embedded inequalities, individual actions that cause racial trauma, the effects of racial trauma on communities of color, and strategies for individuals, communities, professionals and organizations to prevent and mitigate race-based traumatic stress.

Download the brief here. 

Additional Resources

The following resources accompany the Racial Trauma Issue Brief.

Trauma, Toxic Stress, and Race-based Traumatic Stress

Historical Trauma

Institutional Racism


Family Violence