The Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute (AGMI) organizes Public Lecture series. On October 30, in the Komitas hall took place second public lecture organized by AGMI. The lecture read Anie Kalayjian.
Anie Kalayjian is an internationally recognized expert on the psychological effects of trauma in disaster victims, and the author of the authoritative handbook, Disaster & Mass Trauma: Global Perspectives in Post Disaster Mental Health Management
The title of the lecture was Generational Impact of Mass Trauma of Genocide. The attempted destruction of the Armenian people by the Ottoman Turkish Government from 1895-1923 not only cost one-and-a-half million Armenian lives but created massive trauma for many of those who survived. In this presentation Dr. Kalayjian will talk about the physical, psychosocial, and spiritual impact of Genocide on the offspring of survivors. The presentation will summarize several research studies conducted in North America with the survivors of the Genocide as well as with the offspring. When trauma is properly processed emotionally there is a cathartic effect. Dr. Kalayjian continues conducting workshops on healing the generational impact in Northern America. Concomitantly, the presentation will address therapeutic modalities used to process those feelings, and transform it into healing.