knowledge transfer.docx - The Intergenerationa l Effects of Residential Schools on Indigenous Mental Health HREQ 3100 For Prof Das Gupta By Fatima Iqbal

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The Intergenerationa l Effects of Residential Schools on Indigenous Mental Health HREQ 3100 For: Prof Das Gupta By: Fatima Iqbal Student No. 210885317
From 1863 until late 1996, Canadian Indigenous children were forced to attend Indian Residential schools run by the Canadian government and Christian Churches. These schools were designed to create a disassociation between the indigenous children and their culture and heritage by implementing strict rules against mother tongues and depiction of culture. Furthermore, many children experienced emotional, physical and sexual abuse and trauma that led to the inability to develop emotionally fulfilling lives. This paper cross examines studies about depressive and addictive symptomology in addition to overall mental health concerns for the children of the parents who have attended residential schools. Parents who attended residential schools formed a cycle of mental health problems and issues which were later passed down to their children.

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