Cultural Betrayal Trauma

A Black woman in a brown dress looking down and facing left. She is standing against a brown natural-looking background. Jessica Felicio/Unsplash

Cultural betrayal trauma is a form of trauma that involves feeling betrayed or abused by members of one’s own cultural in-group, for example by other people of the same race or ethnicity. This scholarly article provides an introduction to cultural betrayal trauma theory, with a short video and links to additional resources.