Nurturing Resilience: Nine Ways Families, Schools and Communities Can Help Children Thrive
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 7-9 p.m.
IIC-2001, Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation
2022 Dr. Patricia Canning Memorial Lecture in Child Health and Development
Dr. Michael Ungar, Canada Research Chair in Child, Family and Community Resilience; professor of social work, Dalhousie University; director of the Resilience Research Centre
In this fast-paced, story-filled presentation, Dr. Michael Ungar will show that our children’s resilience is much more than their individual ability to overcome adversity. It is just as much the result of how well their families, schools and communities work together to help vulnerable young people navigate their way to the resources they need for well-being, and whether those resources are made available to children in ways children experience as meaningful. In addition to exploring what resilience means to children from many different backgrounds, Dr. Ungar will also provide nine practical, evidence-informed, strategies parents, caregivers and educators can use to help children heal, no matter a child’s emotional, psychological or behavioural problems.
Free parking is available in Lot 17
Reception to follow.
Presented by Department of Psychology, Faculty of Science