What We're Reading

June 2021 | Whose Vulnerability? Trauma Recovery in the Reintegration of Former Violent Extremists

This month, RESOLVE highlights recommended readings from our latest Policy Note, "Whose Vulnerability? Trauma Recovery in the Reintegration of Former Violent Extremists.” Author Michael Niconchuk presents research in global mental health that confirms trauma is not only relevant to the emergence of violent extremism but is also a consequence of participation in violent extremism. Relying on data from child recruits and other conflict-affected populations, this policy note calls for a more prominent role of psychological rehabilitation and trauma recovery in the reintegration of violent extremists. This What We’re Reading digest was recommended by the author to give a deeper background on trauma and chronic stress, global mental health, mental health and violent extremism, and trauma recovery in post-conflict environments.

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Bruce S. McEwen
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2017-04-10
The brain is the central organ of stress and adaptation to stress because it perceives and determines what is threatening, as well as the behavioral and physiological responses to the str...
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Ethan Watters
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2010-01-01
American culture is a dominant force at home and abroad; our exportation of everything from movies to junk food is a well-documented phenomenon. But is it possible America's most troublin...
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Michael Niconchuk
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2021-03-01
Both individual radicalization into terrorism and group-targeted harm in general are phenomena that must be explored from a interdisciplinary perspective, and a meaningful understanding o...