Childhood trauma can haunt people for a lifetime. Yet some children manage to thrive despite the odds. How to unlock and nurture a child’s inner strengths to overcome adversity is a question that psychologists in the field of resilience research are trying to answer. Writing for Science magazine, Emily Underwood explains how psychologists have started to translate some of their theoretical findings into practice through intervention programs in conflict areas around the world. The article will engage anyone concerned about how to address the impact of conflict and trauma on the next generation.
About the Author
Emily Underwood is a contributing correspondent for Science.