Experiences of Intergenerational Trauma in Second-Generation Refugees: Healing Through Occupation

  title={Experiences of Intergenerational Trauma in Second-Generation Refugees: Healing Through Occupation},
  author={Janany Jeyasundaram and Lu Cao and Barry Trentham},
  journal={Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy},
  pages={412 - 422}
Background. Trauma experienced in one generation can affect the health and well-being of subsequent generations, such as impairing life skills, personal contentment, behaviour patterns and sense of self. This phenomenon has predominantly been explored with descendants of European refugees and is not fully understood from an occupational perspective. Purpose. This research explores how intergenerational trauma manifests in the occupational lives of second-generation Ilankai Tamil and Vietnamese… 

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