The Resilient Brain: From Trauma to Thriving

From Trauma to Thriving

  • Larry Brendtro Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Special Education, Augustana University, Sioux Falls, SD, USA
  • Samuel Mammen Samuel Mammen, Program Manager, Oak Hill Boys Ranch, Edmonton, Canada


Resilience - thriving in the face of adversity - was once thought to be a trait of a few invulnerable individuals. However, recent research shows that resilience is a universal, life-long capacity of our adaptive human brains. Further, genes are not destiny since neuroplasticity builds new neural pathways to cope with challenges and heal trauma.

Aug 19, 2017
How to Cite
BRENDTRO, Larry; MAMMEN, Samuel. The Resilient Brain: From Trauma to Thriving. Indian Journal of Psychiatric Social Work, [S.l.], p. 59-63, aug. 2017. ISSN 0302-1610. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 27 may 2018. doi: