Intergenerational Trauma

Intergenerational trauma is when the effects of trauma pass from generation to generation in one family through compromised beliefs about life, self, safety, love, and normal behavior. This can result in second- or third-generation family members carrying trauma responses for a trauma they did not actually suffer or witness. Intergenerational trauma can occur both from a family member’s single traumatic incident and from a communal trauma, in which many or all members of a local community experience a singular sustained trauma, such as a pandemic, war, or natural disaster.


Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome. How Is It Different From PTSD? - AJ+ Opinion

How is Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome different from PTSD? Dr. Joy DeGruy explains how trauma can be passed on generation after generation. How is Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome different from PTSD? Dr. Joy DeGruy explains how trauma can be passed on generation after generation.


Intergenerational Trauma: Residential Schools

Learn how the effects of residential schools continue to manifest into the present day. Join our mailing list: SUBSCRIBE to learn more about Canada: Version française: https://youtu.


Mark Wolynn: It Didn’t Start with You

Unconsciously, we relive our mother’s anxiety. We repeat our father’s disappointments. We replicate the failed relationships of our parents and grandparents. Just as we inherit our eye color and blood type, we also inherit the residue from traumatic events that have taken place in our family.


What is Generational Trauma? - Overcoming Traumatic Experiences - DeepDives

Lots of things get passed down from generations - stories, heirlooms, genetic traits - but a new field of study suggests that even trauma can be passed down through a lineage.


Collective Trauma: A Discussion about Collective Trauma and Grief with BJ Miller and Ladybird Morgan

2020 brought old and new pains to the surface. These losses are compounded because we don’t know how to grieve. Unprocessed grief becomes trauma and trauma leads to more grief in a vicious circle that’s been going on for hundreds of years.


Intergenerational Trauma Animation

If people don’t have the opportunity to heal from trauma, they may unknowingly pass it on to others through their behaviour.


Can Trauma Be Inherited?

Trauma doesn't just affect the person who originally experienced it. It can also be passed down to their children and grandchildren.


How Alaska Native Women Are Healing from Generations of Trauma

Marjorie, a young Alaska Native woman, gives facial tattoos to indigenous women as a way to connect with a culture once banned by missionaries.


Healing the Millennial Wound - Helping Generation Y

The millennial generation or so-called 'generation why' is a game-changer generation. However, to get to the place where the game is changed, the existing rules of the game had to have proved to be detrimental.


How do you cope with the trauma you didn't experience? | Leah Warshawski | TEDxTwinFalls

Leah’s idea is based around her unique family history during WWII and her most recent film called BIG SONIA (, about her 91 year-old grandmother Sonia.


Trauma Healing