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The Impact of Violence and Acknowledgement of Trauma on the Mental Health of Black Canadians

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posted on 2021-05-23, 13:53 authored by Karia Jones
This research paper will explore the foci surrounding the Black community, particularly on violence and mental health, through a literature review of existing studies. The goal of this research is to create space for narratives that will encourage and enable participants to talk in new and potentially transgressive ways. Grounded theory used to ground the finding in the research while symbolic interactionism and Critical race theory were utilized as theoretical lens. This MRP demonstrates the various forms of violence, mental health stigma and hesitancy to access services, and resilience within Black individuals Thus, more research and programs need to be developed in order to be able to understand the diverse levels of violence the Black community faces and how to limit the barriers they face internally and externally in regard to outside assistance.





  • Master of Social Work


  • Social Work

Granting Institution

Ryerson University

LAC Thesis Type

  • MRP