Parental traumatic exposure has persistent impacts on children’s psychological well-being, even when they were not directly exposed. Two to four years following the 9/11 WTC attack, over 20% of police officers and over 30% of relief workers reported behavioral issue(s) with their children. Yet this affected group has not been directly assessed. This study will: establish a cohort of those under age 18 during 9/11 and that their parents developed PTSD through their occupation as responders to the WTC aftermath; assess their mental well-being using an online battery; examine intergenerational trauma transmission pathway using existing data on the parents’ health.
Co-PIs: Diana Rodriguez Moreno and Keely Cheslack-Postava (NYSPI, Columbia University)
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