Generational trauma (also known as intergenerational trauma or transgenerational trauma), trauma that isn’t just experienced by one person but extends from one generation to the next. “It can be silent, covert, and undefined, surfacing through nuances and inadvertently taught or implied throughout someone’s life from an early age onward.
“Inter-generational trauma is a concept developed to help explain years of generational challenges within families.”
The objectives are:
- Participants will be able to define generational trauma
- Participants will be able to identify at least one reason a family member may not acknowledge a youth’s trauma
- Participants will be able to describe the unintended consequences when providers only serve the youth and not the family as a whole
- Participants will be able to describe a three generational model of services