Study shows residential school sex abuse has generational impact (Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences)

Whatever unimaginable horrors could happen to a child, Leslie Pierre says happened to her.

Pierre, 34, was a participant in a recent study that revealed children of Indian residential school survivors, and victims of childhood sexual abuse, were significantly more likely to be sexually assaulted themselves.

The University of British Columbia School of Population and Public Health and the Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences spearheaded the project, following a group of 259 young indigenous women.

Martha Troian reports

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