Choose an ethnic group that has experienced historical trauma (genocide, ethnic conflict, or mass violence).
- Describe how you think this trauma has directly and indirectly impacted the group socially, mentally, and economically.
- Discuss the role of unresolved grief on the ethnic group you have chosen.
- Describe steps you can take in your cross-cultural service delivery to address this grief.
- For the ethnic group you have chosen, share your thoughts on the role you think financial compensation should play in the reparations of the historical trauma and unresolved grief.
Read Chapters 10 and 17 in your textbook Cultural Diversity: A Primer for the Human Services. Chapter 10 discusses the impact of genocide on such groups as South Africans, Native Americans, Japanese Americans, and Jews resulting in unresolved grief for many of them. In efforts to heal, compensation from the U.S. government in the form of reparations were given to Japanese Americans but has yet to happen for African Americans for slavery. Can reparations help with the healing process and alleviate economic burdens of those still impacted by trauma inflicted on by the U.S. government? Chapter 17 presents cross-cultural work with White ethnic groups such as Jews, Poles, Greeks, Italians, Armenians, and other ethnic groups from the Russian Republic.
Rapfogel, W., Marcus, I. S., & Larson, E. (2007). Understanding the Jewish near poor: An analysis of the population and how the Jewish community can serve them. Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 82(1/2), 97â€“103.
Also, please review pages 15-18 from the following:
United Jewish Appeal (UJA) Federation of New York (2011). Jewish community study of New York: 2011 special report on poverty. Retrieved from https://www.ujafedny.org/assets/785329