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Cultural Considerations



This section is for Researchers, Providers, & Helpers

This section is for Researchers, Providers, and Helpers

Cultural Considerations

Basic Information and Overview

  • PTSD Among Ethnic Minority Veterans
    Discusses what research has shown regarding the role of race and ethnicity as important variables for understanding PTSD, the impact of race-related stressors, and what professionals should keep in mind regarding ethnic differences.
  • Cross-Cultural Considerations
    This PTSD 101 online course explores cultural variations in interpretations of and reactions to severe stressors. Discusses assessment and treatment of clients from different cultural backgrounds.

Veterans of Specific Ethnic Groups

Video Resources

  • Cultural Considerations and PTSD
    Educational videos for Mental Health Care Providers and other Health Care Providers, including recovery, treatment, assessment and more. Includes a section specific to ethnic minorities.
  • Cross Cultural Wounded Spirits, Ailing Hearts Online Manual
    This guide, Wounded Spirits, Ailing Hearts, written to accompany an award winning video, was created to help practitioners understand the unique needs present when dealing with a specific ethnocultural group, in this case, Native Americans.

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