The Generational Impact of Memory

A new report from the BBC demonstrates just how much trauma can affect future generations.

The report details how trauma or life events can alter DNA, which results in a change in behavior, genetic makeup, and brain structure that can be passed on to future generations. This new study can shake up the way we think about life events and the way behavior and health get passed down through generations. The implications for the child abuse prevention field are tremendous, and this new research demonstrates just how crucial prevention is in creating healthy families down the road.

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