A growing body of research by such experts such as Dr. Daniel Aldrich of Northeastern University shows that the most important factor in building resilience for adversity, whether natural or human-caused, is not beefing up infrastructure or other physical factors. It is building the personal skills, social support networks and psychosocial capacities of people.
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That being said, students taking the course for credit have been assigned three articles to read before next Wednesday's class, and we thought our community members might also enjoy a little homework. We promise you won't be quizzed! 4/7