Cultural Factors

  • affiliation with a religious organization
  • tolerance for different ideologies and beliefs
  • adequate management of cultural dislocation and a change or shift in values
  • self-betterment
  • having a life philosophy
  • cultural and/or spiritual identification
  • being culturally grounded by knowing where you come from and being part of a cultural tradition that is expressed through daily activities

"Everyone has a right to have a present and future that are not completely dominated and dictated by the past" - Karen Saakvitne