Stern Discusses Trauma and Extremist Influences

Jessica Stern, Research Professor at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, was interviewed for a Boston Globe article on rising extremism in children and teenagers, as well as the role that childhood trauma may play in susceptibility to extremist influences. The article centered around a nonprofit, Parents for Peace, that helps families whose children are…

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Stern Co-Authors Article on Buffalo Shooting and Factors that Drive Violent Extremism

“It is critical that we reject simplistic explanations, whether they focus on access to mental health care, or the spread of dangerous political ideologies, or access to guns. There is no single variable that explains why this terrible massacre occurred, and so there will be no single answer.”

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