Psychological Trauma Among American Indian Families: A Two-Generation Study

  title={Psychological Trauma Among American Indian Families: A Two-Generation Study},
  author={Laurelle L. Myhra and E. Wieling},
  journal={Journal of Loss and Trauma},
  pages={289 - 313}
  • Laurelle L. Myhra, E. Wieling
  • Published 2014
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Loss and Trauma
  • The findings presented in this article come from a two-generation study exploring the psychological impact of trauma among American Indian/Alaskan Native (AI/AN) families and its perceived relationship to substance abuse across generations. Psychological traumas and stressors found to be pervasive across generations included physical and sexual abuse as well as persistent discrimination and racism, such as fear of having children removed from the home. A noteworthy finding was a decrease in… CONTINUE READING
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