Intergenerational, or transgenerational trauma refers to trauma that has been passed down from a survivor of trauma to their descendants. People who have experienced intergenerational trauma may experience the same or similar psychological and emotional effects as previous generations who experienced the firsthand trauma. Because stress responses are linked to physical health issues, intergenerational trauma can also lead to medical issues like heart disease or stroke. While anyone can experience intergenerational trauma, it is most notably seen among people of historically marginalized groups.
Panelist: Benjamin Ototivo, Stanley Ly, Donna Mejia, and Athena Hubbard
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This event is hosted by the College of Arts & Sciences Office for Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion and A&S Be Well