Re-post: “Can Trauma Be Passed From Parent to Child? “

Following are selected quotes from the Ozy story “Can Trauma Be Passed From Parent to Child?

“When Yehuda researched mothers who were pregnant and in the World Trade Center during 9/11, she discovered that environmental fallout could even leave an imprint in utero.” (para. 2)

“The plasticity of genes points toward the possibility of future transformation — though precisely how has yet to be determined. In the meantime, the Canadian Roots Exchange fosters cultural exchanges and dialogue between indigenous youth and high school students to promote understanding and reconciliation. Khmer Girls in Action, an all-female group in Long Beach, California, combats “historical forgetting” of the Cambodian genocide in the 1980s. By creating safe spaces for women to grieve and console one another and organizing public talks addressing the tragedy, collective healing is put into action. ” (para. 3)

“It has been scientifically proven that survivors of Canada’s residential schools can’t just “get over” the experience — because it’s in their genes.” (para. 4)



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