It is at the intersection of intergenerational trauma/historical trauma response and interpersonal violence, that we will explore how this crossroad impacts Native American communities in North Carolina. We will also explore what, i...
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... that members of the Native American community would consider in direct contrast to their beliefs of child-rearing. Today, there is little disagreement in regards to how exposure to abuse as children translates into increased risk for perpetrating the abuse as adults and the same is true for the Native American community. Further, Willmon-Haque and Big Foot (2008) report that boarding school experiences can be correlated with the higher incidents of Native American children involved with child protective services and within the foster care system. However, it would be important to keep in mind how existing American institutions can be responsible for continued bias and discrimination towards the Native American community, meaning that Willmon-Haque and Big Foot would be remiss if they did not also consider the impact of continued institutional racism in this instance.
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