Race-Related Traumatic Events Online and Mental Health Among Adolescents of Color
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health
Resource Type: Documents and Publications
Focus Population: BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), Foster Youth, Former Foster youth, Immigrant and Migrant Populations, Youth, Youth of Transition Age
Topics: Crisis Response System, Culturally Specific Strengths and Resilience, Family, Trauma-informed
This study is the first of its kind to document the negative impact on adolescents of viewing race-related trauma events online. Viewing viral videos is associated with depressive and PTSD symptoms among adolescents of color, more so with girls than boys and especially so for Latinx youth.