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Replicating Violence: Intergenerational Trauma

Posted by World Trust Team on November 1, 2017

“Intergenerational trauma is the transmission of historical oppression and its negative consequences across generations.”

– ‘Intervention to Address Intergenerational Trauma’

“Colonization can be termed as historical trauma, intergenerational trauma. It’s trauma after trauma happening over and over again over the course of your life and then it’s been happening generation after generation before you. And so what happens is you end up with a lot of lateral violence and expression of pain going out to the people around you.”

– Harley Eagle, Dakota and Ojibiwe Cultural Safety Facilitator


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