Trauma, Violence, and Resilience Among Young Black and Latino Men

Concurrent Sessions 7

Laura Golojuch, Jocelyn R. Smith Lee, Teylor M. Hamilton, Kevin Roy, John Hart; Discussant: Linda Burton; Organizer: Kevin Roy

3:15 PM
4:30 PM
Salon 11
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  • Research
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About the Session

  • 244-01 - Beyond Cool Pose: Coping With Traumatic Childhood Experiences of Young Black and Latino Men
    By Laura Golojuch
  • 244-02 - In Landscapes of Loss: Trauma, Grief, and Masculinity for Young Black Men
    By Jocelyn R. Smith Lee, Teylor M. Hamilton
  • 244-03 - Long Way Home: Ongoing Trauma and Family Resilience After Paternal Incarceration
    By Kevin Roy, John Hart

Discussant: Linda Burton
Organizer: Kevin Roy


Traumatic childhood experiences, such as child abuse, neglect, substance abuse, or family violence, have adverse impacts throughout the life course.  However, little is known about processes by which traumas are resolved, especially for young Black and Latino men and their families who face disproportionate exposure to violence and incarceration during the transition to adulthood.  These three papers draw on qualitative life history interviews to explore coping strategies for early childhood traumas; grieving processes due to homicide survivorship; and family resilience during reentry from paternal incarceration.  They provide critical conceptual frameworks for emotion management within families in coping with traumatic events.


1. To identify emerging challenges to health and well-being of young adult men of color who are disconnected from school, work, and family 2. To compare and contrast immediate impacts of direct trauma due to violence or incarceration, as well as long-term adverse experiences over the life course 3. To explore range of processes by which young men and families of color respond to trauma, including family resilience, coping, and grieving

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