Can 21st Century kids relate to a story about WWII and trauma?

The answer is yes, as evidenced by last week's screening of Prisoner of Her Past for Northwestern University's "Cherubs" group. Read about how this tale of late-onset post-traumatic stress disorder stemming from the Holocaust struck an unexpected chord and led to a communal story-sharing session in Howard Reich's latest blog: "Galvanized by Students."


You’d be surprised with what XXI century kids can relate with. In the past few years I have been gradually absorbed with anxiety and it was my kid who voluntarily started doing the research that would eventually make me start seeing a therapist and getting started dealing with my anxiety disorder. Being from an older generation, I didn’t even know there was such a thing, but my niece (who’s just twelve years old) actually knew about it from something she had read online.