Overcoming a Legacy of Conflict: The Repercussive Effects of Stress and Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma Among Vietnamese Americans

  title={Overcoming a Legacy of Conflict: The Repercussive Effects of Stress and Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma Among Vietnamese Americans},
  author={Cara Maffini and Alfonse N. Pham},
  journal={Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment \& Trauma},
  pages={580 - 597}
  • Cara Maffini, A. Pham
  • Published 2 July 2016
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma
ABSTRACT The modern narrative of Vietnamese people is often strongly associated with events of the 20th century, such as the Vietnam War, but a legacy of strife in Southeast Asia spans many centuries. Enduring stress and trauma has pernicious psychological and physiological repercussions that have affected first and later generations of Vietnamese American refugees. To contextualize the present-day narrative, we review the history of Vietnam and the contemporary refugee experience in the United… 

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