A Narrative Study of Intergenerational Trauma and the Chinese Diaspora: Parental Experiences of Trauma
"TRAUMA: Ghost" by krystianmajewski.
Fred Chou, Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies, University of Victoria
Livestreamed via Zoom
Tuesday, February 15, 5-6:30 pmin the series
Intergenerational Effects of Psychological Trauma
in partnership with UBC Emeritus College
Intergenerational trauma (IGT) is a contributory determinant of mental health and a framework for understanding the transgenerational effects of collective and mass trauma. However, despite the significant historical traumas experienced by Chinese people in the 20th century (e.g., the Great Famine and Cultural Revolution), there has only been one dissertation on the topic of IGT and the Chinese diaspora in Canada. In this talk, Fred Chou will discuss a research project that examined parent and offspring narratives of intergenerational trauma in Chinese Canadian families. The presentation will include an overview of the literature and relevant historical events, findings from the research, and will highlight a current study on intergenerational resilience. A narrative model of Chinese Canadian intergenerational trauma that incorporates Intergenerational Narrative Identity will be provided to illustrate how IGT narratives are constructed in this community.
Fred Chou is an Assistant Professor in Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies at the University of Victoria. His areas of focus include intergenerational trauma, Asian mental health, participatory action research, narrative research, complex developmental Trauma, community and cultural psychology, youth mental health literacy and suicide prevention, and collaborative practices in mental health.
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