Project STRIVE and Resilience

In a remarkable journey shaped by personal resilience, Director of the Berger Institute Stacey Doan has become a leading researcher on resilience, particularly among youth. Recently awarded prestigious grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Global, Doan is spearheading resilience-based interventions for youth facing adversity. Her transformative research, specifically Project STRIVE, aims to evaluate the effectiveness of resilience programs, identify key factors impacting outcomes, and extend the benefits to historically underrepresented adolescents in underserved communities. This initiative, blending positive psychology and contemplative practices, has the potential to prevent mental health issues among historically underrepresented youth and illuminate risks in other minority groups.

Click here to read more about Dr. Doan’s research journey at CMC.