first_imgPart 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Turning Kids Into Grown-Ups.About Aala El-Khani’s TED TalkChildren in war zones experience unimaginable hardship, says Dr. Aala El-Khani. She says parents must play a major role in helping children survive — even thrive — in the wake of trauma.About Aala El-KhaniDr. Aala El-Khani is a humanitarian psychologist, as well as a Research Associate at the University of Manchester Division of Psychology and Mental Health. Currently, she also works as a consultant for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, where she develops and evaluates skills programs for families that have experienced conflict and displacement. Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit

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