Worries about post-traumatic stress have become a stock part of the media narrative surrounding tragedies like Boston and Newtown. And resilience is supposedly the best we can hope for in the face of adversity. But what if there's a third option? The story of one mass shooting, and the surprising tug of post-traumatic growth.
Susan Herman, author of "Parallel Justice for Victims of Crimes," wonders what if society did not see its help for victims as mere compassion or charity, but a core societal obligation?