Cultural competency in anti-violence service provision

[When I wrote this post, I was obviously clueless about the meaning of cultural safety and how it is distinct from cultural competency, sensitivity, awareness or humility. Still, the data in this post speak to how access to and use of services are modulated by social positioning. The interviewees definitely understood that services must be … Continue reading Cultural competency in anti-violence service provision

Aspects of the trauma informed approach

Trauma is the experience of an unexpected, frightening event or several such events. The effect of trauma is often to overwhelm the sufferer's ability to understand, process and cope with the event(s) that are traumatic. In some cases, trauma leads to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) , wherein the initial trauma is relived in later life … Continue reading Aspects of the trauma informed approach