The impact of genetics and our environment on development from a scientific perspective can provide data. This module examines scientific issues like generational trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). The data is still being collected on these topics, but anecdotally, the impacts of issues of trauma can be seen in individuals’ daily lives.
Considering what you know about generational trauma and ACEs, think about issues in the news and other forms of media. Share a story that includes either generational trauma or ACEs. This story can be fiction or non-fiction. Identify the issue of trauma or ACE in the story and provide multiple ways development could be affected.