• Entry
  • Reader's guide
  • Entries A-Z
  • Subject index

Intergenerational Trauma

Intergenerational approaches demonstrate a significant need to explore the implicit and explicit effects of trauma on families. Trauma can be caused by any of a number of situations, including abuse, war, violence, and loss. While trauma has been shown to remain a presence in both research and clinical practice, histories of trauma that exist intergenerationally within families often have a much more implicit effect. Intergenerational trauma describes an interaction that is, sometimes, difficult to notice. When an individual is affected by a traumatic event (e.g., death in the family, natural disaster, war, torture, rape, assault, violence), the effects of trauma can shape the perspectives of other members within a family, a couple, or a community. Members within families and communities that do not directly ...

    • Loading...
    locked icon

    Sign in to access this content

    Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

    • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
    • Read modern, diverse business cases
    • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles