Tough Turtles and Courageous Dinosaurs: boosting the resilience of children worldwide

18 Sep 2020

The impact of traumatic childhood experiences can continue into physical and mental disorders in adulthood. Profound experiences are death of family members or being on the run in conflict areas. Resilience acts as a significant buffer against risks and resilient children are better able to deal with traumatic events. TNO develops evidence-based intervention programmes to make children more resilient.

What is resilience of children and what is TNO offering?

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Resilience is about being able to cope with the demands of society, to make independent choices, and to deal with setbacks. TNO develops evidence-based intervention programmes to make children more resilient, which can be used by schools, preventive child healthcare, welfare and other professional organizations.

This TNO project supports the following sustainable development goal

Our work

Improving a Child’s Future in the First 1,000 Days

Studies show that a child’s development in the first thousand days of its life can impact its health and well being over the course of its lifetime. That’s why TNO is committed to making the tools and... Read more

Youth: growing up healthily and safely

Fortunately, children in the Netherlands grow up in a reasonably healthy way. Yet there are still some aspects that could be improved. For example, there is more obesity among young people today than... Read more
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How can we make young people more resilient?

20 July 2020
Negative and profound experiences can have a major impact on how children develop and on their well-being. It is therefore important that they are sufficiently resilient to be able to cope with such occurrences.... Read more

Child Health

Within the Child Health expertise area the focus lies on preventive care for children on the basis of the whole child. In other words, looking at the connection between the child's physical, social and... Read more

Innovation for development

TNO's Innovation for Development (I4D) program innovates in low- and middle income countries with the aim to improve the lives of 2 billion people living below poverty level (World Bank, 2021). In close... Read more

Drs. Roelinde Bakker

  • Child health
  • First 1000 days
  • Mother and child care
  • Africa
  • Asia

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