Final Research Essay.docx - The Intergenerational Effects of Residential Schools on Indigenous Mental Health Final Research Paper Course HREQ 3100 For

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The Intergenerational Effects of Residential Schools on Indigenous Mental Health Final Research Paper Course: HREQ 3100 For: Professor Das Gupta By: Fatima Iqbal Student No. 210885317
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The Intergenerational Effects of Residential Schools on Indigenous Mental Health Table of Contents Abstract……………………………………………………………………………pg. 2 Introduction………………………………………………………………………..pg. 3 Methodology………………………………………………………………………pg. 6 Discussion and Analysis…………………………………………………………..pg. 10 Conclusion………………………………………………………………………...pg. 13 2
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The Intergenerational Effects of Residential Schools on Indigenous Mental Health Abstract 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. The extent of this cycle will be explored further in this paper. The correlation between stressor experiences and depressive symptoms were the main subject of this paper and will be delved into further detail. The importance of a strong mental health to the ability of rearing offspring is vital in creating a safe environment for children to grow up in and the cause of the inability to do will be specified. Though survivors of Indian Residential Schools appeared to be at a greater risk for adult traumas, depression, perceived discrimination and greater emotional sensitivity; so were their children who had not experienced residential school settings. This intergenerational subjection is the purpose of this paper. 3
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The Intergenerational Effects of Residential Schools on Indigenous Mental Health Introduction Canada. The country of opportunity, diversity and inclusiveness. Some would even go as far as to say the country with the better version of the American Dream . While our neighbours look at us with fleeting jealousy about the collective notion that Canada is not racist, they are unfortunately disillusioned and unaware of our dark history and our lack of togetherness.
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