Leaving Vietnam at age 2 with my parents, as Vietnamese Boat People, has left a legacy on myself and my family that has taken my entire lifetime to make sense of. This presentation draws upon research literature as well as narrative reconstruction of lived experiences (i.e. story-telling) to expand the conversation about intergenerational trauma to encompass the impact of forced migration, combined with acculturation and enculturation pressures upon the subsequent generation. Unnameable losses cannot be grieved, and can manifest as clinical expressions of mental illness. Ambiguous grief – once named – will allow Generations 1.5 and 2.0 to forge a collective path towards healing and reclamation.
Identify the main stages of a refugee journey
Explain intergenerational trauma to encompass the impact of forced migration combined with acculturation and enculturation pressures upon the next generation
Discuss expressions of ambiguous grief and loss associated with generation 1.5 and 2.0 refugees
Differentiate strategies to utilize in clinical and community settings to facilitate individual and collective well-being and resiliency for refugees
Identify key features of adult children raised by traumatized parents, as well as interactive family dynamics
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