Center on the Developing Child

Life After Death: Helping Former Child Soldiers Become Whole Again

This article by Karen Feldscher highlights Center-affiliated faculty member Theresa Betancourt, who is working to adapt and test group interventions for former child soldiers in Sierra Leone. As director of the research program on children and global adversity at Harvard School of Public Health, Betancourt looks closely at the harrowing experiences of this young population to determine the qualities that shape resilience and the role the community can take in delivering effective interventions.

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