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Presentation at United Nations, Thurs. Feb. 9/2017

I will give a presentation as part of a Panel Discussion on Trauma and Mental Health at the UN on Thursday February 9th. The meeting is free and is open to the public. More information is available at

united-nations-headquartersThe presentation will take place  2:00-4:00pm; I will be presenting on the lessons learned from empirical studies of the children of Holocaust survivors, throughout their life span from adolescence into midlife. Findings show long-term effects of parental historical trauma in the lives of their adult children. Some factors that support recovery and better re-integration in survivors of trauma and in their children that have been identified in this large population should inform social interventions to support better post-trauma adaptation in recent trauma-exposed families.

            Irit Felsen

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