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The Conflict, Resilience, and Health Program is an interdisciplinary group that works to build resilience and health in communities afflicted by armed conflict or structural violence.  Led by Professor Catherine Panter-Brick, this program engages with academics, practitioners, and policy makers to promote innovations in global health research and to evaluate resilience-building interventions.


Summary Activities

In 2019 and 2020, goals were to initiate a new project on the intergenerational transmission of trauma with Syrian refugees in Jordan, host several Colloquia on Humanitarian Systems, and initiate new work on faith-based organizations and cross-border migration.  This contributed to global discussions informing the future of humanitarian interventions.  

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January 13, 2021

Introduction 

The 38 minute documentary Terror and Hope: The Science of Resilience was filmed by award-winning filmmaker, Ron Bourke. It won the best documentary award at the 2020 Sci-On film festival, the Jury award for Best Short Documentary at the Raw Science...

October 15, 2020

The documentary Terror and Hope: The Science of Resilience, made by award-winning filmmaker Ron Bourke, showcases the study conducted by the research team leading this Program at Yale University, in collaboration with...

October 15, 2020

In 2019, goals were to initiate a new project on the intergenerational transmission of trauma with Syrian refugees in Jordan, host several Colloquia on Humanitarian Systems, and initiate new work on faith-based organizations and cross-border migration. This contributed to global...

Children attend school in the Syrian refugee camp Zaatari, in the north of Jordan, about an hour's drive from Amman.  Soeren Stache/Picture Alliance/Getty Images
October 28, 2019

Alexandra Chen was a trauma specialist working in Lebanon and Jordan when she noticed that a specific group of kids were struggling in schools.

Chen kept getting referrals for refugee students who had fled the war in Syria. They were having trouble focusing and finishing schoolwork. Some...