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The holocaust of first nation people: Residual effects on parenting and treatment implications

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The residential school experience was devastating for many First Nation (Indian) people. The lingering effects of this era have been far reaching and remain painfully evident throughout Native communities. One of the more obvious areas directly affected has been parenting. This paper discusses current parenting difficulties of Native clients who were formerly in residential schools. A connection is made between the abuse experienced by these individuals and their parental struggles. Along with addressing various sociopolitical issues, a number of clinical interventions designed to promote the healing process of these victims and their families are provided and discussed.

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Morrissette, P.J. The holocaust of first nation people: Residual effects on parenting and treatment implications. Contemp Fam Ther 16, 381–392 (1994). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02197900

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Key Words

  • cultural sensitivity
  • family therapy
  • First Nation (Indian) people
  • political action