Resilience is much more than a child’s ability to bounce back from difficulty. Children need access to a variety of resources from their families, schools and communities for overall health and wellbeing.
In this webinar, Dr. Michael Ungar will share stories to help us understand resilience and achieve hope in times of uncertainty. He will share nine practical ideas that parents, caregivers and educators can use to promote wellbeing in children. Following Dr. Ungar’s presentation, a local parent, educator, and community member will share examples of how they use these ideas with the children in their lives.
Michael Ungar, Ph.D., is a Family Therapist and Canada Research Chair in Child, Family and Community Resilience at Dalhousie University where he founded and directs the Resilience Research Centre. He is among the best-known experts on resilience in the world, and has delivered keynote addresses and workshops in more than 40 countries over the past ten years. With more than 200 peer reviewed academic papers, and 16 books, including several popular psychology best-sellers, his clinical work and research has helped to shift the focus of mental health professionals towards the many social factors that influence wellbeing in highly stressed environments.
Supported by ACEs Coalition of Guelph & Wellington, Canadian Mental Health Association - Waterloo Wellington, Family Counselling and Support Services for Guelph-Wellington, Dufferin Child & Family Services, Parents for Children’s Mental Health - Guelph Chapter, Upper Grand District School Board, Wellington Catholic District School Board,