"Overcoming the Odds: High Risk Children from Birth to Adulthood" by Emmy E. Werner and Ruth Smith
"Through the Eyes of Innocents. Children Witness World War II" by Emmy E. Werner
Emmy E. Werner PhD – Author, Developmental psychologist and one of the first female faculty members at UC Davis. Studied resilience and protective factors for a group of children in Kauai for 40 years:
“If we encourage and nurture these dispositions and competencies in our children as best we can, we have a basic survival kit for meeting adversities that tax the human spirit.”
As a child in Germany during World War II, Emmy experienced her mother’s death, the deaths of almost all adult males in her household and witnessed years of devastation and bombing.