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Disaster Response to Communities of Color: Cultural Responsive Intervention

Carter, R.T.
Columbia University

February 18, 2004

The following is a review and discussion of critical issues involved in assessing and coping with traumatic events, in the general population and with communities of Color. According to the U.S. Census Bureau in the State  within the major racial groups there are 4 ethnic groups for African Americans, 5 for Hispanics or Latino’s, 28 White ethnic groups, 6 for Asians, 4 for Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders; American Indians were not listed with Nation affiliation. Training should therefore be focused to the racial-ethnic groups specific to the State.