Adverse Childhood Experiences & Generational Trauma

Adverse childhood experiences are the main determinant of the health and social well-being of the nation.”

- Anonymous

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From Forbes

3 Ways Intergenerational Trauma Still Impacts the Black Community Today

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From AJ+

Indigenous Boarding Schools

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From FRIENDS National Center

Historical Trauma Among African Americans, ACE's and Hope

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Please note that we do not endorse the stories above, we are simply providing a list of resources pertinent to DEI topics.


United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our community. It is our responsibility to amplify voices of color and bring awareness to the challenges faced by historically marginalized communities.

July is BIPOC Mental Health Month. United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region recognizes the impact of minority stress on the health of our community, with suicide remaining a leading cause of death in Indigenous and Hispanic individuals, even throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. If you or someone you know is struggling, know that there is always help available. Starting July 18th, text the new National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 988 or go to now

United Way is committed to equity, inclusion, and anti-racist principles and continues to work towards preventing further isolation and mental health barriers.

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