Due to the conflict in Northern Ireland its society has been traumatised for centuries. People experiencing extreme trauma during the conflict are now grandparents, parents, aunts and uncles. Consequently to not dealing with the trauma in the right way, people may pass the trauma on to their children. The children are faced with symptoms of trauma even though they have not experienced the trauma themselves and therefore do not know where the symptoms come from. Children of victims and perpetrators often display the same symptoms of shame and guilt. Differences in the succeeding generations of victims and perpetrators are mostly only displayed in the transmission itself. Despite displaying the same symptoms children of victims and perpetrators have to be dealt with differently. Social Work plays an important role in the dealings with people suffering from trans-generational trauma.