The conversation about first-generation trauma is emerging in the Latino community, specifically in social media spaces focused on improving mental health.
For this reason, Priscilla Maria joins Dr. LaMarr D. Shields to discuss generational (or intergenerational) trauma, which differs from first-generation trauma because it is passed down through generations.
She offers listeners compassion, empathy, and patience because she is a trauma survivor.
She knows how challenging it is to replace negative behaviors and thought patterns with healthy coping mechanisms.
She understands the obstacles of breaking generational trauma and self-advocacy cycles, especially as a first-generation Latina.