Dante Cicchetti on the impact of difficult life conditions and the role of resilience in child development

If we want to help children succeed and thrive so that they can reach their full potential, we need to understand their mental, biological, and emotional needs.

Join Sean Sanders, Director and Senior Editor for Custom Publishing at Science, as he interviews outstanding researchers in a broad range of fields whose work either directly involves the study of children and adolescents or has a significant impact in their lives. Each interviewee is also the recipient of the Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize, awarded by the Jacobs Foundation, that recognizes exceptional achievements in the field of child and youth development.

Episode 4: Overcoming adversity

Why are some children able to thrive following adversity, while others are not? What interventions could help children build resilience? How vital is the formation of secure attachments with primary caregivers? Listen in as Sean finds out the answers to these questions and more with today’s guest, Dante Cicchetti.

Dante Cicchetti is the research director at the University of Minnesota’s Institute for Translational Research in Children’s Mental Health. His research focuses on bringing together research from many different fields in an attempt to understand normal and abnormal development, particularly in children and adolescents.


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