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Resilience in Adversity: Promoting Positive Outcomes for Maltreated Children

Date: Thu. April 14th, 2016, 11:30 am-1:00 pm
Location: Mandel Center for Community Studies, 11402 Bellflower Rd. Cleveland OH



Megan Holmes, PhD
Assistant Professor, Jack, Joseph & Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences


Adam T. Perzynski, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Center for Health Care Research and Policy
The MetroHealth System


Julia Kobulsky
Doctoral Candidate
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences


Susan Yoon
Doctoral Candidate
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences


Although maltreated children are at heightened risk of developing behavioral, social, and academic problems, as well as adolescent substance use, not all maltreated children display such problems. In fact, some children continue to thrive and achieve adaptive development despite early adverse life events. Dr. Holmes will present protective factors that promote adaptive development despite experiencing child maltreatment. Implications for intervention will be discussed.

Approved for 1.5 CEUs in the area of Social Work Methods.

Download the brief from this event here. Questions about the research can be directed to Dr. Megan Holmes and Dr. Adam Perzynski.

Download the presentation from this event.

Read a blog about this event.


The Schubert Center Conversation Series connects CWRU faculty, students and staff, visiting researchers, practice and policy experts, and community members whose work impacts children, young people, and families. This years series is “All Our Children: Healthy Inside and Out.” This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. 

For more information, contact the Schubert Center.



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