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Inter-generational Trauma: 6 Ways It Affects Families | Office for Institutional Equity

Inter-generational Trauma: 6 Ways It Affects Families | Office for Institutional Equity

Inter-generational trauma is a concept developed to help explain years of generational challenges within families. It is the transmission (or sending down to younger generations) of the oppressive or traumatic effects of a historical event. For example, a great grandmother who was placed in a concentration camp in Germany may have learned to cope by “cutting off” her emotions. Because of this, this grandmother may interact with her family in an...

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