Danielle Pike, James Moore, Ariel Gaines, Chanelle Doucette, and Domenica D. Ottolino – Session I

An examination of intergenerational trauma and community-based interventions in post-politicide Chile

Danielle Pike, James Moore, Ariel Gaines, Chanelle Doucette, and Domenica D. Ottolino, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago Campus

The proposed presentation will provide insight pertaining to intergenerational trauma in Chile following the politicide that took place from 1973 to 1990, as well as the various types of community-based interventions that are being utilized in order to decrease suffering and promote healing. The participating authors will provide a presentation and panel discussion of their work on the above subject matter as well as the interactions and takeaways from their experience abroad in Santiago, Chile in April 2016. The initiatives performed by the authors during their visit to Chile included participating in meetings, presenting to mental-health providers, visiting memorial sites, dialoguing with first, second and third generation survivors, and exchanging ideas with various agencies and community experts involved in providing care to those impacted by the politicide. The authors will also discuss the implications of the research and their personal experiences in Chile on a local and global scale, particularly in regards to issues of police brutality and community distrust.