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Learning from Older adults’ Trauma Exposure and Resilience: Children’s Perspectives from Five Majority World Countries

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posted on 2024-03-01, 17:16 authored by Elmas Aybike Yilmaz, Seyda Eruyar, Sadiyya Haffejee, Sajida Hassan, Michelle O’Reilly, Panos Vostanis

There is limited evidence on how intergenerational trauma and resilience are perceived by children, especially in Majority World Countries (MWC). We established such perspectives among 73 children and youth in Brazil, Kenya, South Africa, Pakistan and Turkey. Children interviewed older adults, kept diary fieldnotes, and shared learning in focus groups. Data were integrated through a thematic codebook. Four themes reflected deprivation of safety needs and family challenges, especially for girls, which shaped older adults’ resilience. Children related accounts to their experiences, to generate intergenerational learning. Implications of the findings are considered in the context of intercultural shared trauma and resilience.


Contributions to the intergenerational field

Children can draw strength from intergenerational narratives to build their resilience in the face of future adversity.


The emotional impact of intergenerational narratives can have more impact on children than conveying information or advice.


A multi-method approach can be adapted for different age groups to elicit intergenerational perspectives.


Children can make an important contribution as co-researchers in intergenerational research.

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Author affiliation

College of Social Sci Arts and Humanities/Criminology & Sociology

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  • VoR (Version of Record)

Published in

Journal of Intergenerational Relationships

Publisher

Informa UK Limited

issn

1535-0770

eissn

1535-0932

Copyright date

2023

Available date

2024-03-01

Language

en

Deposited by

Dr Michelle O'Reilly

Deposit date

2024-02-15

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