Not only are Stolen Generations Survivors and their descendants impacted physically by the biological impacts of trauma, but spiritually by the impacts of removal from Country, kin, and culture. Both the physical and spiritual impacts of intergenerational trauma can have devastating impacts on the lives of First Nations people.
Stolen Generations Survivors were removed from all kinship and family structures, roles, and Elders who show the way. Many Survivors were never able to go back home and reconnect. This means that their children and subsequent generations are also deprived of kinship and guidance.
If healing from the trauma does not occur, it remains and is unknowingly passed on to future generations.