Natural disasters and other traumatic events could be engines of growth. Ten years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city of New Orleans, forcing more than half a million residents to flee, psychologists are investigating the mental and emotional fallout of the natural disaster. A series of longitudinal studies of Katrina survivors, featured this week in […]
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Mental health worsened in the disaster’s aftermath, but survivors also showed resilience. Professor Jean Rhodes was interviewed for this article. Click here to read more.
Katrina’s Emotional Legacy Includes Pain, Grief And Resilience
This award is based on the scholarly work that Professor Rhodes has presented to the public during the period of her association with UMass Boston. The Award recognizes the candidate’s work, as evidenced by peer recognition of its import and impact. Comparing scholarship and creative activity in the social science is a complex task. For […]
University of Massachusetts Boston psychology professor Jean Rhodes, a nationally recognized expert on youth mentoring, has received a $2.5 million grant from the United States Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to develop and evaluate efforts designed to bolster the effectiveness of mentors working with children of incarcerated parents. Rhodes, the […]