Practitioner Bias and Vulnerability
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This chapter explores how Trauma Informed Care (TIC) allows to be effective and genuine practitioners as these factors and clients interact. Acceptance of survivors as individuals, versus seeing them traumatized people separate and different, enables connection and is an important piece of multiculturalism. Other barriers to connected multicultural care include relationships that are hierarchical, exhibit authority/power over clients or reduce their self-determinism. Respect, consideration, seeing beyond individuals' trauma experiences to who they are at their cores and appreciating the attributes found there are all proponents of TIC and of multiculturalism. The intersection of survivor/practitioner biases and cultures can weave a tapestry of healing when multiculturalism and TIC are employed, allowing to see survivors as part of a shared human experience instead of as damaged by trauma. A reciprocal transformation occurs when these multicultural TIC practices are employed.