How culture impacts trauma

Travis Knowlton LCSW
3 min readFeb 13, 2024
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Culture significantly influences the experience, perception, and response to psychological trauma. Here's how:

Expression of Trauma: Cultural norms and values shape how individuals express or communicate their trauma. Some cultures encourage open expression, while others may emphasize restraint or silence regarding distressing experiences.

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Travis Knowlton LCSW

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