alexa The Psychopathology Of Child Identity Development And The Interrelationship Between Police Enforcement, Citizen Aggression, Community Unrest And Individual Civil Liberties: A Paradigm For Understanding The Posttraumatic Stress Impact And Implications On Black And Blue Lives That Matter
ISSN: 2378-5756

Journal of Psychiatry
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19th Global Congress on Pediatricians & Child Psychiatry
July 12-13, 2017 Chicago, USA

Eric Rogers
College of Lake County, USA
Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Psychiatry
DOI: 10.4172/2378-5756-C1-021
Abstract
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) recognized and acknowledged by the American Psychological Association is a mental health condition that's triggered by a terrifying event-either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event. It is also a condition that helps explains the etiology of many of the adaptive survival behaviors in African American communities throughout the United States. It is a condition that exists as a consequence of multigenerational oppression of Africans and their descendants resulting from centuries of chattel slavery, segregation, police enforcement, aggression, brutality and racial profiling with an underlying belief and premise that African Americans were and remain violent, threatening, and inherently/genetically inferior to whites, the identity development of children in America afflicted with police aggression often results in the existence of multigenerational trauma together with continued oppression, an absence of opportunity to heal or access the benefits available in the society for hope, healing and health and the presence of damage self-esteem and identity development.
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