Intergenerational Trauma

Decent Essays
“It is estimated that there are three times the number of First Nations children in foster care today than there were at the height of the residential schools” (Blackstock, 2011, p.2). Indigenous children today are mainly overrepresented in the case of neglect which is driven by poverty, homelessness, and substance abuse; often due to unaddressed trauma. When dealing with the Indigenous population this relates to the intergenerational trauma caused by colonialism. Although there is more awareness in BC around the negative impacts of colonialism there still lacks a solution for the CFCSA to provide adequate services to Indigenous children that would address the overrepresentation.
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