What is it about?
This study provides service providers with a valid measure that considers the influence that structural and cultural factors have on African Americans’ assessment and identification of coping strategies designed to help them manage their grief as a result of experiencing the homicide of family members and friends. Use of the Inventory of Stress and Coping for African American Survivors of Homicide Victims (ISCASHV) has the potential to enhance service providers’ ability to respond to the needs of African American clients in a culturally responsive manner.
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Why is it important?
This study contributes to gaps in research relevant to the assessment of the complex interplay between traumatic stress, racism, and homicide for African Americans. The Inventory of Stress and Coping for African American Survivors of Homicide Victims (ISCASHV) captures the distinct lived experiences of African American survivors of homicide victims that can ultimately inform the development of culturally responsive assessment and interventions.
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This page is a summary of: Development and validation of the Inventory of Stress and Coping for African American Survivors of Homicide Victims., Psychological Trauma Theory Research Practice and Policy, May 2022, American Psychological Association (APA), DOI: 10.1037/tra0001246.
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The Centre for Research & Innovation for Black Survivors of Homicide Victims (The CRIB)
The CRIB is a multidisciplinary initiative designed to advance research, policy and practice FOR and WITH Black survivors of homicide victims across our global communities. The CRIB is grounded in a principle commitment to adopt culturally responsive approaches that create sustainable opportunities for Black communities to thrive in the face of adverse and traumatic tragedy as a result of experiences with homicide.
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