Salem professor in global practice and director of the Research Program on Children and Adversity (RPCA) at Boston College
Studies of adversity, resilience, and child mental health (video + power point)
- Slides from presentation
- Resilience and recovery after war (APA report)
- Article: Sierra Leone’s Former Child Soldiers: A Longitudinal Study of Risk, Protective Factors, and Mental Health
- Bibliography of youth related resources
Dr. Betancourt discusses resilience, protective factors and mental illness in children (family systems) impacted by trauma, violence and/or chronic adversity. Dr. Betancourt also highlights what U.S and international research has revealed and how to make use of assessment data for program design and implementation.