Spirituality as a healing-centered modality for trauma in urban communities
Trauma and mental health social work with urban populations: African-centered clinical interventions
Studies show the historical impact of trauma in the United States on African American communities are not new, but with the recent worldwide COVID-19 pandemic not only has the underlying health conditions been exacerbated but also the effect of trauma. Consequently, many of the current modalities of clinical treatment have been called into question, because of their inability to fully address the depth of woundedness and wellness that is needed, due to systemic and structural injustice. However, spirituality as an epistemological worldview has continued to be a staple among many African Americans and needs to be the focus of further wellness models. In this chapter, the authors focus on current treatment modalities and introduce a new model for a possible focus of attention as a healing-centered model for trauma specifically in urban communities. A case study provides a bridge from theory to practice.
Daniels, Kevin and Jennings-Dorsey, Georgia, "Spirituality as a healing-centered modality for trauma in urban communities" (2022). School of Social Work. 33.