Field Epidemiology

Multi-Generational Trauma: Effects of the Indian Boarding School Era

Originally presented on May 18, 2015

Lori V. Quigley, PhD
Dean and Professor of the Esteves School of Education, The Sage Colleges, Troy, New York

This is the first webinar in the American Indian structural competency series.  Dr. Lori Quigley (Seneca Nation), Dean of the Esteves School of Education at The Sage Colleges, tells the story of the Thomas Indian School in Western New York, one of the boarding schools in which American Indian children were involuntarily placed until the late 20th Century, and discusses the ongoing, multigenerational health and social impacts of the traumatic experiences the children had in these schools.  Dr. Quigley concludes the webinar by presenting a useful resiliency model.

Learning Objectives
After watching this webcast participants will be able to:

  • Gain familiarity with the various groups of American Indian populations throughout NYS
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the history of the American Indian boarding school era in the United States and Canada
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the historical impact of the boarding schools on American Indian communities

The planners, moderator, and presenters do not have any financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in this activity.

No commercial funding has been accepted for this activity.

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The School of Public Health, University at Albany designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Medical Education Credits are offered until May 31, 2018.

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Nursing Contact Hours are offered until May 31, 2018.

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Continuing Education Contact Hours are offered until May 31, 2018. 

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Social Work continuing education hours are offered until May 31, 2018.