Explain how the historical trauma model can be useful in public health.

You work for your local community health clinic.

In this role, you see a large number of people who have lived through, lived with, or have a family member who has experienced historical trauma. How will you inform the employees about working with this type of population? You will create a newsletter to distribute to the staff to inform them about the historical trauma model for the two of the following populations:

  • African Americans
  • Immigrants

For this assignment:

  1. Explain how the historical trauma model can be useful in public health.
  2. Detail the cultural vulnerabilities for each population in relation to the historical trauma model.
  3. Describe how public health personnel can understand more about their patients’ cultures so that they can be better prepared to help with patient needs.
  4. Use APA (6th ed.) format to cite your sources. Integrate your sources into the paragraphs and use internal citations pointing to evidence in the literature and supporting your ideas. You will need to include a reference page listing those sources.