Ripple Effects of Transgenerational Trauma and Racism on Families of Color 

Presenter: 

Dr. Sayida Peprah, PsyD

Diversity Uplifts, Inc.

This presentation will focus on increasing the cultural sensitivity and awareness of medical providers regarding the impacts of transgenerational trauma on families of color. The audience will be taken on a journey through the transgenerational traumas of African Americans, Native/Indigenous Americans and immigrant communities. There will be a dissection of both the mental and physical health impacts of transgenerational trauma on individuals and families, as well as exploration of the resilience and strengths evidenced in the communities. Recommendations and examples for providing services, care and support to children and families with a history of historical trauma in the community, will be offered.

Learning objectives:

  • Describe how historical trauma and racism has impacted families/communities of color.

  • Detect, identify and assess for the mental and physical health impacts of transgenerational/historical trauma on children and families.

  • Construct support strategies and interventions for children and families with a history of transgenerational/historical trauma.