Moving Toward Healing: Trauma and Violence and Boys and Young Men of Color

by John Rich

Sep 1, 2016

The purpose of this brief is to highlight the great burden that trauma, violence, adversity, and the social determinants  of health impose on the health of boys and men of color. To protect BYMOC from the potential harm inflicted on  them—and to mobilize the resilience and promise these young people hold—providers, leaders and policymakers  must understand the physical, emotional and societal effects of trauma, violence, and adversity. They must also recognize the implicit and explicit racism and stigma faced by BYMOC. Only with this understanding can leaders effect the fundamental transformation to ensure that BYMOC heal, thrive, and realize their fullest potential.