chapter  5
Teaching Trauma: Critically Engaging a Troublesome Term
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Within social work education, trauma is often defined and subsumed within its impact in fields of practice such as child protection and family violence. We contend that its capture within twentieth century scientific classification systems [for instance, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) of the American Psychiatric Association (APA, 1994)] presents social work education with conceptual and philosophical challenges to align concepts of trauma with notions of strengths, recovery and resilience.