WELCOME to the Public Forum of the American Psychoanalytic Association:
Creation of a Self: Color and Trauma in the Life of a Child
Despite all the progress of the last 30 years, racism remains an endemic feature of American life. An often tragic example is an unfortunate tendency among professionals to ignore the powerful influence violence and trauma can have on the development of children of color -- traumatic conditions not tolerated in the suburbs tend to be ignored in the inner city.
The Public Forum presented in this web-site attempts to
redress that tendency. It provides professionals and concerned lay-people
with information necessary to combat the tendency to ignore.