In Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson, assiduously documents the deep and insidious unjust criminal justice system that exists in the United States. You are being asked to address the biological, psychological, and social systems and policies/laws that are intentionally designed to negatively impact marginalized individuals and communities, in particular African American, at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels. 

Visit Trauma Matters Delaware (TMD) and Delaware ACE Action for valuable resources on trauma.

In chapter 6, Charlie is a 14-year-old boy, 5 feet tall and weighing 100 lbs. He had a juvenile criminal history. He was arrested and put in an adult prison for shooting and killing Charlie, his mother’s boyfriend George, who also was a local police officer. George had a history of physically and psychologically abusing Charlie’s mother and enacting physical and psychological trauma on Charlie.

  1. Using your knowledge from HSBE I, Trauma Matters Delaware, the ACEs Study and the trauma literature describe and analyze the physical and psychological trauma that Charlie      experienced.
  2. Briefly explain how you as Charlie’s social worker would engage and assess him for trauma.

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