HEALING THE PAST BY NURTURING THE FUTURE: LEARNING HOW TO IDENTIFY AND SUPPORT INDIGENOUS PARENTS WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED COMPLEX CHILDHOOD TRAUMA

Grant number: 1141593 | Funding period: 2018 - 2021

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Abstract

Complex childhood trauma causes profound and long-lasting effects on physical, social and emotional wellbeing, which can be triggered during the transition to parenthood and impede the capacity of parents to nurture their children. The transition offers a unique opportunity for healing and preventing intergenerational transmission of trauma. This project co-designs and evaluates acceptability and feasibility of screening and support for Indigenous parents experiencing complex trauma.