7th Annual International Conference on Transgenerational Trauma: Communal Wounds and Victim Identities

Exploring the Psychosocial Impact Of Individual & Communal Trauma Experienced by Indigenous Populations Globally

Moderator: Linda Howard

Presenters: Dr. Hameed Alamin Ph.D., Imam Earl Alamin, MSW and Dr. Jon Yasin Ed.D.

It has long been accepted by scientists and medical professionals that biological diseases and traits are passed on through genes and that genetics can be an important indicator of future health. We now know that our epigenetic transmission, or “genetic scarring” linked to mental and physical trauma can likewise be passed to our progeny.   In this session we embrace that ancestral history can be a determinant of mental health and we explore addressing trauma of Muslims living in and traveling to the West caused by religion hatred and Islamic-phobia. We deploy lessons from the African American experience of racialized trauma to address what has now become the Muslim reality – “Islamic-ized Trauma.”