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.