7.6 Project: Background Research
As discussed on page 7.4, it is important to do some background research on the community you're working with in case stories of conflict and trauma arise during elicitation. To help you get started on this, write a 1-2 page report on some of the potential instability, local conflict, and/or historical trauma from the area you are working in or from your own community. You can give as much or as little personal details as you feel comfortable with.
Discuss the background and the potential impact on community members, including potential ways you can ensure safety for your consultants if they choose to share their stories with you.