Fact sheet: Trauma among American Indians and Alaska Natives


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Fact Sheet/Issue Brief
National Native Children’s Trauma Center, the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress and the University of Montana
National Native Children’s Trauma Center

This fact sheet discusses types and extent of trauma among American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) including data from studies examining adverse childhood experiences focusing on AI/AN children and those examining historical trauma. These studies suggest that AI/AN populations experience trauma at a rate that exceeds, and is different from, that of the general population.