Cultural Betrayal Trauma: Examining Within-Group Interpersonal Violence

Cultural betrayal trauma theory examines within-group violence and trauma that violates intracultural trust (Gómez, 2012; 2015; 2016; 2019). Victims of cultural betrayal trauma often report experiencing intracultural pressures, such as denying their experiences and hesitancy to disclosure their violence. This workshop will discuss the sociocultural power dynamics organizations must consider in working with minoritized and historically excluded individuals and communities who have experienced cultural betrayal trauma to facilitate community healing.