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Welcome to the THRIVE Research Lab at the Ohio State University!


The THRIVE (Trauma, Healing, and Resilience In the midst of Violence Exposure) lab, directed by Dr. Susan Yoon, focuses on conducting and disseminating research to promote resilience and well-being among children who have experienced childhood trauma, including child maltreatment and exposure to violence.


Specifically, we study the short-and long-term effects of child maltreatment on child and adolescent development, with a particular interest in identifying factors and mechanisms that promote or hinder resilience after exposure to trauma.The mission of the THRIVE lab is to generate new knowledge through high-quality, innovative research to inform interventions that will enhance the well-being of children and adolescents who have experienced childhood trauma.


The work of the THRIVE lab is supported by grants from the NIH National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the U.S. Administration for Children & Families (ACF), The Ohio State University, and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS).



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