Children, Grandchildren & Descendants of Holocaust Survivors
Continuing Generations is an active group of second and third generations of Holocaust survivors living in the Pacific Northwest who gather bi-annually to engage in educational and social programming. Continuing Gen is an opportunity to exchange stories of shared experience and build community with other descendants of the Holocaust.
Out of Darkness: The Intergenerational Transmission of Resilience in Children and Grandchildren of Survivors with Dr. Yonit Hoffman, PhD
Thursday, December 17 | 5:30-7pm PT | Link provided upon registration
As descendants of survivors, the tragedy of our parents and grandparents plays a significant role in our lives. How can we emerge from the darkness of the past and inscribe a legacy of light, strength, and resilience for ourselves and future generations?
Join us as we welcome Dr. Yonit Hoffman, a second generation of Holocaust survivors, as she presents her research on the presence of strength and resilience among survivors of trauma. Informed by her family history, past clinical work with childhood trauma, and recent work with Holocaust survivors, Yonit has developed a unique and valuable understanding of the repercussions of trauma and "post-traumatic growth."
Dr. Yonit Hoffman, PhD, is the Director of Holocaust Community Services at CJE SeniorLife in Chicago, IL. She oversees all assistance and service provision for nearly 2,000 Holocaust survivors, and provides direct services and support groups for survivors and 2Gs. Yonit has presented nationally on person-centered, trauma-informed care and the special needs of aging Holocaust survivors.