Intergenerational Trauma

Intergenerational Trauma

Intergenerational Trauma

Newborns aren't empty vessels, their emotional histories begin pre-conception.

As parents, we pass down all sorts of traits to our children, such as hair, eye color, skin tones, etc. But did you know we pass research shows we pass down trauma to our children as well?

Neglect, abuse, poverty, war, colonization & other traumas affect the function & structure of our brain and appear in trauma survivors offspring's.

It is nearly impossible to find Muslim families who do not have a history of major trauma of some sort.

Join us in conversation with Dr.Afshana Haque, LMFT-S, PhD to talk about parenting, trauma & healing, and challenges of raising a post covid generation. This can be done by downloading the first episode of our new podcasts series MyKidsConversations!

What is Intergenerational trauma?

Intergenerational Trauma is the idea that exposure to traumatic events while the brain is still developing affects us so profoundly that future generations are impacted as well.

Symptoms of Intergenerational Trauma

- anxiety


-low self-esteem



- self destructive behavior.

Healing from Intergenerational Trauma

Healing from intergenerational trauma takes work, but there's good news: trauma survivors are resilient, and research shows that resiliency is also shown in their future generations. Therapy, open communication, as well as connecting with family & community can help with healing.

May Allah swt allow us and communities to heal and thrive!

JazakumAllahu Khairan for being here! 

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Sidra & Anis

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