Intergenerational Domestic Violence
Chapter 4 explores the connection between intergenerational trauma and crime. This chapter details how the abuse and trauma of residential schools affected both the individuals who attended and their own communities, as the cycle of trauma sustained itself well after the schools planted those seeds. That in turn means that the routine application of Canadian sentencing law, in combination with the social legacy of residential schools, results in a particularly harsh form of systemic discrimination in the form of Indigenous over-incarceration. The chapter focuses on topics such as Intergenerational Domestic Violence, Intergenerational Sexual Abuse, Poverty, Child Welfare, Substance Abuse in Later Generations, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, and multilayering of these Traumas and the effects that has on an individual and at a Community Level.