"As a nation, we send our sons and daughters to collectively act on our behalf. Embracing their needs and harnessing their strengths following deployment is a national imperative and reflects our character as citizens and as a country," Sutton says.
Sutton will discuss her work with Homeward Bound USA, an innovative, comprehensive program that fosters the development of resiliency-informed communities. Homeward Bound is building a new and much-needed healing culture that expands local capacity by investing in community-based peers and sustainable programs grounded in neuroscience research.
The MIT Sociotechnical Systems Research Center (SSRC) brings together faculty, researchers, students, staff, and partners from across MIT and around the world to study and seek solutions to complex systems challenges that span health, energy, the environment, international development, the global economy, mobility, productivity, and cybersecurity. For more information, visit http://ssrc.mit.edu/.