Resilience in Children Exposed to Trauma, Disaster and War: Global Perspectives

How do children overcome hazardous experiences to succeed in life? What can be done to protect young people at risk from trauma, war, disasters, and other adversities? Learn about the importance of fostering resilience in children at risk. During this course, participants will: learn how trauma can affect children and the systems they depend on, gain insight into core concepts, research methods and lessons learned in last 50 years of resilience research, learn how research is being applied in the real world through interventions that promote resilience, and engage in discussions with others who are working with children at risk around the world.

Course syllabus:

  1. Origins and Landmark Studies in the Science of Resilience in Children

  2. Methods and Models of Research on Resilience (including case studies)

  3. Effects on Children of Natural and Technological Disasters

  4. Resilience in Children Exposed to War and Political Violence

  5. Roles of Families, Schools, Culture, and Community in Promoting Resilience of Children

  6. A Resilience Framework for Action, Enduring Controversies, and New Horizons in the Study of Resilience