Generational Trauma

Idea Generation

What is this project about?

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Generational trauma, particularly in how the cycle's started, continued, and then broken.

What do you want to get out of this project?

I want to learn about the effects of trauma, and get a greater understanding of a phenomena that affects generations of people.

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Guiding Question

Turn your idea above into a guiding question.

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Why does trauma become cyclic in nature, and particularly why does it imprint so heavily on the developing mind?


Use this space to take notes, keep track of your sources, or conversations you have with people about this project.


Books ~CPTSD: From Surviving to Thriving - Pete Walker [paper copy] CITED ~Delusions of Gender - Cordelia Fine [pdf] CITED ~Girls and Sex - Peggy Orenstein [pdf] CITED ~Reviving Ophelia - Mary Pipher [pdf] CITED ~The Body Keeps the Score - Bessel van der Kolk [pdf] CITED ~The Tao of Fully Feeling: Harvesting Forgiveness out of Blame - Pete Walker [pdf] CITED ~Trans-Generational Trauma and the Other: Dialogues Across History and Difference - Jill Salberg [pdf] CITED ~Wounds of History: Repair and Resilience in the Trans-Generational Transmission of Trauma - Jill Salberg [pdf] CITED

Articles ~A Three-Generational Study Comparing the Families of Supportive and Unsupportive Mothers of Sexually Abused Children - [pdf (page 78)] CITED ~Chaos and Trauma in the Lives of Adolescent Females with Antisocial Behavior and Delinquency - [pdf] CITED ~Childhood adversity, parental vulnerability and disorder: examining inter‐generational transmission of risk - [pdf] CITED ~“Good Girls,” Sexy “Bad Girls,” and Warriors: The Role of Trauma and Dissociation in the Creation and Reproduction of Gender - [pdf] CITED ~Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma: Recent Contributions from the Literature of Family Systems Approaches to Treatment - [pdf] CITED

Not yet found !!!~Historicizing historical trauma theory: Troubling the trans-generational transmission paradigm - [] !!!~Generational Increase in Young Women’s Drinking: A Prospective Analysis of Mother-Daughter Dyads - [] !!!~Maternal childhood abuse and offspring adjustment over time - [] !!!~The inter-generational transmission of trauma: The effects of abuse on the survivor's relationship with their children and on the children themselves - []


What will it take for you to complete this project?

Use the table below to set your own timeline for deliverables, keep in mind when your final work product is due at the end of the cycle.

Work Product Deliverables

General Topic/Rough Question/Basic Research
March 11, 2021
Further Research/Narrowing of Topic/Start looking for more pdfs
March 16, 2021
Finish/start reading through articles/pdfs, and summarize research/begin outline/translate outline into PowerPoint- LATE
March 18, 2021
Finished Outline/Look for any additional sources as needed/Compile necessary research-TO DO
March 23, 2021
Rough Draft in Progress/PowerPoint in Progress (~50% or more)
March 25, 2021
Rough draft/Works cited/Finished or almost finished Powerpoint Presentation
March 30, 2021
Finished Presentation
April 1, 2021

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