Featuring Dr. Irit Felsen
Thursday and Friday, April 30 and May 1
Free and Open to the Public
Dr. Felsen, herself a child of Survivors, studied in Israel, Germany and Yale University. She is a member of the Yale Trauma Study Group, an adjunct professor at Columbia University and Yeshiva University, and the co-convener of the Trauma Working Group of the NGO Committee on Mental Health in the UN. She has published widely about survivors and about inter-generational transmission in the second generation.
Through the Lens of the Holocaust
Thursday, April 30 from 7:00-8:30PM
Explore the long-reaching reverberations of mass trauma influencing the individual survivor, spouses and children born years after trauma ends.
Understanding Trauma Triggers: for Trauma Survivors, Immigrants and Refugees fleeing War Zones & Genocide
Friday, May 1 from 7:30-9:00AM
Transmission of trauma for Holocaust survivors can be used to care for more recent traumatized refugees and immigrants. Free breakfast. Free CEU.
Understanding Holocaust Trauma Triggers
Friday, May 1 from 9:30-10:30AM
Informal presentation to create an opportunity for attendees to talk, with Dr. Felsen facilitating and adding to the discussion. Free CEU.
Intergenerational Trauma –In the Shadow of the Holocaust
Friday May 1 from 12:00-1:00PM
Second and third generation survivors will learn ways to deal with the struggles of being the child or grandchild of Survivors. Lunch provided.
Impact of Trauma from Generation to Generation event partners include Jewish Family Service of St. Paul (JFS), Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), Hamm Clinic, St. Paul Jewish Community Center (JCC), Sholom and a grant from the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA).