Mending the Tears of Violence, with Dr. Sherry Hamby
Adversity and violence are common in kid’s lives. The cumulative burden creates a lifelong vulnerability to physical and psychological issues. So how do we help kids thrive? What strengths are most important in overcoming adversity? Sherry Hamby, research professor of psychology at the University of the South, discusses trauma’s cumulative impact and how teachers, parents, and child advocates can help kids.
Topics in this episode:
- Adversity and violence in children’s lives (1:39)
- Poly-victimization and the dose response (6:58)
- Resilience (12:06)
- Poly-strengths (16:11)
- Symptom relief is not well-being (20:16)
- The most important strengths (22:46)
- Teacher engagement; how to help kids (35:09)
- How to help kids (39:34))
- Our next episode (47:13)
“Poly-victimization, Trauma, and Resilience: Exploring Strengths That Promote Thriving After Adversity” (article in press at interview time)
Transcript to come.