The Research Program on Children and Adversity (RPCA) focuses on understanding trajectories of risk and resilience in children facing multiple forms of adversity, including poverty, conflict, and infectious disease.

Salem Professor in Global Practice Theresa Betancourt—pictured here, in second row on left in light blue, with community-based volunteers in Rwanda—develops evidence-based interventions for children and families facing extreme resource constraints—including in regions affected by armed conflict and HIV/AIDS. 


RPCA Projects