Looking At Childhood Adversity And The Nature Of Resilience

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Resilience is defined as adapting in the face of adversity, stress, threats, tragedy or trauma, according to the American Psychological Association. However, resilience is a much more complex phenomenon, according to our guest, the author of “Supernormal: The Untold Story of Resilience.

Join us as we explore childhood adversity and consider what it means – and what it feels like – to survive and thrive.

Listeners, did you face adversity as a child or an adult. How did you cope? Did it change you? What do you wish others knew about being resilient? Share your experiences by emailing ideas@wpr.org, posting on The Ideas Network Facebook page and mentioning @wprmornings on Twitter.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Breann Schossow Producer
  • Meg Jay Guest

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