How protective factors afford better outcomes for kids following childhood adversity
Release date: May 23, 2022
My guest this episode is Tracie Afifi, Professor in the Departments of Community Health Sciences and Psychiatry at the University of Manitoba. Tracie’s research advances our understanding of adverse childhood experiences and protective factors by examining, on a macro level, what makes an experience positive or negative and looking for other experiences that fit those criteria. She and I discuss her research and answer a listener's question about whether kids today are more or less resilient than previous generations. More information about Tracie can be found below.
Biography of Tracie Afifi
Dr. Tracie Afifi is a Professor in the Departments of Community Health Sciences and Psychiatry at the University of Manitoba and an Associate Editor of Child Abuse & Neglect. Dr. Afifi primary research interests in the areas of child maltreatment (child abuse, neglect, physical punishment, and exposure to intimate partner violence) and mental health. She has published over 170 peer-reviewed journal publications and presented research findings in over 165 national and international conferences. Dr. Afifi has participated in over 200 media interviews for print, radio, and television resulting in over 2,000 known worldwide news stories.
Tracie Afifi, BSc, MSc, PhD