RESCHEDULED: Presentation at United Nations, Thurs. Feb. 23/2017

The meeting at the United Nations that was postponed due to the storm on Feb. 9 has been rescheduled for this coming Thursday (Feb. 23). More information is provided below.

              Irit Felsen


I will give a presentation as part of a Panel Discussion on Trauma and Mental Health at the UN on Thursday February 23rd. The meeting is free and is open to the public. The location of the meeting is:

Bahá’í International Community
866 UN Plaza
@48th Street and First Avenue
New York City

united-nations-headquartersThe presentation will take place  1:00-3:30pm; I will be presenting on the lessons learned from empirical studies of the children of Holocaust survivors, throughout their life span from adolescence into midlife. Findings show long-term effects of parental historical trauma in the lives of their adult children. Some factors that support recovery and better re-integration in survivors of trauma and in their children that have been identified in this large population should inform social interventions to support better post-trauma adaptation in recent trauma-exposed families.

            Irit Felsen

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