Promoting the mental health of children and youth facing adversity: Perspectives from Youth in Sub-Saharan Africa to Refugees in the U.S.
Part of the Center's "Rights in Conflict" luncheon discussion series
With Theresa Betancourt, Salem Professor in Global Practice at the Boston College School of Social Work and Director of the Research Program on Children and Adversity (RPCA)
The presentation will provide an overview on the Research Program on Children and Adversity (RPCA), which focuses on understanding trajectories of risk and resilience in children facing multiple forms of adversity, including poverty, conflict, and infectious disease. Through quantitative and qualitative research methods, the program investigates key mechanisms shaping child development and mental health. The program develops targeted psychosocial interventions that support positive life outcomes that can be effectively delivered at scale in low-resource settings. The presentation will focus on the three major research projects at RPCA, funded by NIH, the World Bank, USAID, and private foundations.
Theresa S. Betancourt, Sc.D., M.A., is the Salem Professor in Global Practice at the Boston College School of Social Work and Director of the Research Program on Children and Adversity (RPCA). Her central research interests include the developmental and psychosocial consequences of concentrated adversity on children, youth and families; resilience and protective processes in child and adolescent mental health and child development; refugee families; and applied, cross-cultural mental health research.
*A light lunch to be served. RSVP by clicking the "Register" button on the right.
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 12:00pm
McGuinn Hall, 521
Boston College, 140 Beacon Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA