3.3 Discussion: Community Trauma from a Macro Lens

After completing the readings, viewing the documentary, and listening to the podcasts, you will respond to the following discussion questions.  

What similarities can you identify between a community trauma that is sustained and a community trauma that is a singular event?
What differences can you identify between a community trauma that is sustained and a community trauma that is a singular event?
Discuss possible interventions on the micro, mezzo, and macro levels, as discussed in the session’s resources.  Further discuss how the interventions are impactful to community trauma.
Thinking back to the session on behavioral health disparities, can you identify any specific needs that communities experiencing trauma may have above and beyond responding to the immediate trauma?

Articles
Belcher, J.R., DeForge, B.R., & Jani, J.S. (2005). Inner-city victims of violence and trauma care: The importance of trauma-center discharge and aftercare planning and violence prevention programs.  Download Inner-city victims of violence and trauma care: The importance of trauma-center discharge and aftercare planning and violence prevention programs.Journal of Health & Social Policy, (21)2, 17-34. doi:10.1300/J045v21n02_02
 

Brown, M.E. & Barthelemy, J.J. (2019). The aftermath of gun violence: Implications for social work in communities  Download The aftermath of gun violence: Implications for social work in communities. Health & Social Work (44), 4, 271-275. doi: 10.1093/hsw/hlz027
 

Molina, O., Yegidis, B. & Jacinto, G. (2019). The Pulse nightclub mass shooting and factors affecting community resilience following the terrorist attack  Download The Pulse nightclub mass shooting and factors affecting community resilience following the terrorist attack.  Best Practices in Mental Health (15), 2, 1-15.
 

Super, J.T. (2018). A personal narrative on responding to the tragedy at Pulse in Orlando: A volunteer supervisor’s perspective.  Download A personal narrative on responding to the tragedy at Pulse in Orlando: A volunteer supervisor’s perspective.The Clinical Supervisor (37), 1, 142-157. https://doi.org/10.1080/07325223.2017.1413471.

Video
The Children of Central City

https://www.pbs.org/video/the-children-of-central-city-xjjfmb/ (Links to an external site.)

Podcasts
Communities in the Immediate Aftermath of a Trauma‬
https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/communities-in-the-immediate-aftermath-of-a-trauma/id1457528361?i=1000466256473 (Links to an external site.)

 

Creating Trauma-Informed Organizations: Planning, Implementing, and Sustaining Transformational Change
https://www.insocialwork.org/episode.asp?ep=271