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Systemic Trauma

Practices and procedures implemented by institutions or their leaders that directly or indirectly cause psychological, emotional, economic, spiritual, physical or sexual harm to particular individuals or specific groups of people. Perpetuates inequality, injustice, marginalization, exploitation and oppression of certain individuals or groups through such means as denial of opportunities, exclusionary tactics, preferential advancement of individuals or groups granted majority status, disenfranchisement, forced displacement, isolation, or separation from family, resources or other supports. Typically effects those assigned minority status in a given context or society based upon factors including race, ethnicity, citizenship, social class, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and disability. Empowered by and often stemming directly from structural violence.