Webinar Recordings: Intergenerational Trauma Among Asian American and Asian Immigrant Communities

Catch up on this webinar series from PHI’s Lotus Project, which explores the profound impacts of intergenerational trauma on Asian American and Asian immigrant (AAAI) communities and highlights community-led solutions for healing and change.

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In this webinar series, PHI’s Lotus Project explores the profound impacts of intergenerational trauma on Asian American and Asian immigrant (AAAI) communities.

Drawing on historical events, cultural context, personal narratives and relevant research/case studies, speakers explore how trauma may be “passed down” through generations and how it shapes the mental health, physical health, and identity of Asian Americans and immigrants today.

Speakers also discuss how systemic racism, immigration challenges, and cultural expectations contribute to intergenerational trauma, and will provide insight into how individuals and communities can work towards healing.

Watch the webinars to gain a deeper understanding of the complex interplay between history, culture and mental health in Asian American communities, along with therapeutic resources and strategies to support those affected by intergenerational trauma.

See the first webinar in the series, below. Additional recordings will be posted when available.

Webinar 1: Background & Impacts

Learning Objectives

Viewers will learn how to:

  • Describe at least two effects of intergenerational trauma on the physical health of AAAI individuals.
  • Describe at least two effects of intergenerational trauma on the mental/psychological health of AAAI individuals.
  • Identify at least two strategies on how to support the healing of AAAI individuals affected by intergenerational trauma.


Cruz Chan, LMFT, RDT – Clinical Manager, Healing for Asians at Richmond Area Multi-Services, Inc. (RAMS), Trainer, Lotus Project


Andrew Wooyoung Kim, PhD –  Assistant Professor of Anthropology, UC Berkeley

Andrea Chan, Psy.D – Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Richmond Area Multi-Services (RAMS)

Soo Jin Lee, LMFT – Executive Director of Yellow Chair Collective; Co-founder of Entwine Community; Co-Author of ‘Where I Belong: Healing Trauma and Embracing Asian American Identity


The Lotus project aims to provide training, education, and technical assistance based on the wide-scale dissemination science and implementation of effective, evidence-based trauma-informed treatment and service approaches specific to Asian American and Asian immigrant (AAAI) populations. This work is a collaboration of two key agencies, PHI’s Health Intervention Projects for Underserved Populations and Richmond Area Multi-Services (RAMS).

Originally published by The Lotus Project

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