Alaskans discuss trauma and intergenerational healing | Alaska Insight – Oct 1

Many people experience trauma in their lifetime, but the long term impacts of how that pain is passed through generations of families is only just starting to be understood. In Alaska, individuals and communities have come to recognize that trauma-informed practices can help strengthen relationships and work toward overcoming the negative impacts of structural racism and colonization.

Alaska Insight host Lori Townsend will explore the many ways Alaskans pursue healing in this live hour-long conversation.

WHEN: Friday, Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Airing live online, on Alaska Public Media TV and via Facebook Live and YouTube Live


  • Linda Thai, trauma therapist
  • Gail Jackson, founder, Creative Rhythms
  • X̱’unei Lance Twitchell, Assistant Professor of Alaska Native Languages, University of Alaska Southeast
  • Polly Andrews, Learning and Development Training Specialist, Southcentral Foundation Family Wellness Warriors

Do you have something to add to the conversation? Send your thoughts to or comment during the live broadcast on Facebook or YouTube. 

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