Poster 00: Mercedes Brown – Discourse of Difficulty: Trauma-Based Masculinity in Foster Care

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Faculty mentor: Kim Hackford-Peer

The current narrative of boys in foster care is that they are all too damaged from childhood trauma to ever recover, and their future possibilities are limited. My project is about tracing the ways that toxic masculinity and these traumatic childhood occurrences are reinforcing each other. The significant contribution my project will make is outlining an intervention in that narrative that allows us to simultaneously acknowledge these boys as important members of our community.

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Questions or comments? Contact me at: HMsadiebrown@gmail.com

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