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Assessment of Trauma for Aboriginal People

  • Beverley Raphael
  • Pat Delaney
  • Daniel Bonner
Part of the International and Cultural Psychology Series book series (ICUP)

Psychological trauma is pervasive for Aboriginal Australians, both in its impact on individuals and their families through the earlier processes of colonisation, and in ongoing ways through disadvantage, experience of violence, illness, injury and premature mortality. Traumatic experiences have impacted on individuals, families and communities and on culture. And these experiences continue. As Ober, Peters, Archer, &Kelly (2000) cogently argue “understandings and responses to acute trauma in Aboriginal settings today” need to be understood “within a framework of collective and cumulative traumatisation over several generations” (p. 242).

Keywords

Indigenous People Aboriginal People Traumatic Experience Family Violence Traumatic Exposure 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Beverley Raphael
    • 1
  • Pat Delaney
    • 2
  • Daniel Bonner
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Western SydneyPenrith South DCAustralia
  2. 2.Aboriginal Health & Medical Research CouncilAH&MRCStrawberry HillsSurey Hills
  3. 3.Mental Health Act and Academic Coordinating DirectorAustralian National UniversitAustralia

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