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dc.contributor.advisorSaus, Merete
dc.contributor.authorSwanson, Shanley
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-15T11:10:47Z
dc.date.available2013-04-15T11:10:47Z
dc.date.issued2012-05-15
dc.description.abstractTrauma affects children from all races, ethnicities, nationalities and socio-economic backgrounds. However, indigenous children may experience trauma differently than their majority population peers due to traumatic histories of colonization and ongoing marginalization. This thesis explores how service providers in Western Montana and Northern Norway conceptualize Native American and Sámi children’s experiences of trauma today. Additionally, I ask if these providers draw links between the historical traumas of the past and current traumatic events facing indigenous children in these two locations. Interviewees spoke about the effects of historical trauma in eight identified themes. The diversity of the themes and concepts discussed imply that providers regard their indigenous clients as being impacted by the historical traumas suffered by indigenous peoples in Montana and Northern Norway. Acknowledging past histories of injustice and focusing future research on the unique resiliencies of indigenous children, families, and communities were two main recommendations for promoting the treatment and understanding of indigenous child trauma. The thesis provides a brief look into the experiences of Native children in Montana and Sámi children in Norway facing trauma, as seen from the eyes of their social workers, therapists and advocates.  en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10037/5079
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-uit_munin_4792
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherUniversitetet i Tromsøen
dc.publisherUniversity of Tromsøen
dc.rights.accessRightsopenAccess
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2012 The Author(s)
dc.subject.courseIDSVF-3904en
dc.subjectVDP::Social science: 200::Social work: 360en
dc.subjectChilden
dc.subjectIndigenousen
dc.subjectVDP::Social science: 200::Social anthropology: 250en
dc.titleAcknowledging the past while looking to the future: exploring indigenous child traumaen
dc.typeMaster thesisen
dc.typeMastergradsoppgaveen


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