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Intergenerational Trauma: Understanding Natives' Inherited Pain

Description
Discusses the concept of intergenerational (historical) trauma and its influence on the behavior and health conditions of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations. Identifies the connection between excessive amounts of stress and the development of health issues such as addiction, depression, intimate partner violence, suicide, and diabetes. Includes personal stories to demonstrate the intensity of stress experienced by AI/AN children and families through generations.
Author(s)
Mary Annette Pember
Date
2016
Type
Document
Organization
Indian Country Today Media Network
Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Children and youth · Depression · Diabetes · Families · Health disparities · Mental health · Stress and stress disorders · Suicide and suicide prevention