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Friday, June 19 • 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Lunch Break with Starburst Conversations: Innovations in Practice, Research and Policy

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Enjoy a Lunch Break and occupy yourself with our Starburst Conversations!

What's for lunch?
Curry Chicken or Tofu
Brown Rice, Vegetables
Clasic Beef French Dip, French Fries 

Starburst Conversations:
Integrating Compassion Fatigue Education and Recovery, Co-worker Suicide Alertness and Resilience Education
Speaker: William Sparks
Room: Seminar 7 

How Can We Collectively Utilize the Current Knowledge Base On Resiliency to Collaboratively Create and Direct Efforts Aimed at Mitigating the Increasing Rates of Child and Youth Mental Health Issues?
Speaker: Leah Crowell
Room: Vroom Room 

Resilience and Disasters
Speaker: Julie Drolet
Room: KTS Room

Resiliency Map
Speaker: Anna Demetrakopoulos
Room: KTS Room

A Practical Guide For Bolstering Resilience in Secondary Schools: Best Practices, Processes and Programs
Speaker: Kingsley Hurlington
Room: Shatford Room

Resilience and Inner Life of Youth
Speaker: Kathy Marshall Emerson
Room: Seminar Room

Sparking Resilience Innovation With Youth  
Speaker: Robin S. Cox    
Room: Haliburton Room

Empowerment and Social Justice Promotion of Ethnic Minority Youth in Hong Kong
Speaker: Gizem Arat
Room: Alumni Hall

Improved Intersectoral Collaboration Among Government and NGO Services Can Enhance Resilience Enabling Environments for Vulnerable Children and Youth
Speakers: Masego Katisi, Marguerite Daniel , Kena Ramoloko and Isabella Kgosiemang
Room: Alumni Hall

Building Resilience in Social Change Practitioners and Organizations
Speaker: Sabrina Poirer
Room: Classroom 3

Connecting Energy to Resilience: A Five-Dimensional Approach
Speaker: Catherine Morisset
Room: Archibald Room 

Intersections of Masculinity, Spirituality and Resilience
Speaker: Jill Trenholm
Room: Board Room


Presenters
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Gizem Arat

PhD candidate, The University of Hong Kong, Department of Social Work and Social Administration
I hold my MSW from the University of Pitstburgh, School of Social Work and worked as a social worker with at-risk youth. I am a second-year PhD student in the University of Hong Kong, Department of Social Work and Social Administration. My research area is ethnic minority youth's mental health and risk behaviors regarding the social-ecology of resilience in the Hong Kong context. I am very passionate to initiate social advocacy and suggest... Read More →
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Jill Trenholm

Jill Trenholm, RN PhD is a researcher/lecturer at the International Maternal and Child Health unit, Faculty of Medicine and is associated with the Centre for Gender Research, both at Uppsala University, Sweden. In September 2013 she defended her doctoral thesis, an ethnographic study entitled: Women’s Violation, Lost Children and Traumatized Masculinities; the phenomena of rape and war in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). She has... Read More →
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Julie Drolet

Associate Professor, University of Calgary
Julie Drolet is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary. She has expertise in social work and disasters, community development, and social work research methods. She is working on a new collaborative research project titled 'Alberta Resilience Communities Project: Engaging Children and Youth in Community Resilience Post-Flood in Southern Alberta' funded by Alberta Innovates Health Solutions, and... Read More →
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Kathy Marshall Emerson

Executive Director, National Resilience Resource Center
Kathy Marshall Emerson is Director of National Resilience Resource Center LLC originally in University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development. She leads communities in securing major long-term government funding for collaborative community resilience projects enhancing the health of helpers. Evaluation outcomes with an n of 800 are statistically significant. NRRC bridges resilience research and community practice. See... Read More →
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Kingsley Hurlington

York Region District School Board
Kingsley Hurlington is a doctoral candidate at Trent University. He has authored textbooks related to Canadian Geography. His doctoral work focuses on resilience and communities, with a special focus on rural contexts. For this work, he draws upon his varied experiences working with youth through many years in education from elementary to university and his private mentorship support program.
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Leah Crowell

Graduate Student - Sociology, Dalhousie University
I am a mature student with a wide range of employment and training background. I have a Certificate in Adult Education and I recently graduated from MSVU - BA in Child & Youth Studies. In early 2014 I started working as a research assistant for Dr. Devi Mucina of MSVU on a project that is investigating if familial incarceration, other than parents, puts children in the family at greater risk of later incarceration. I also currently facilitate... Read More →
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Marguerite Daniel

Associate professor, University of Bergen, Norway
Dr at University of Bergen Marguerite Daniel is currently an associate professor of development-related health promotion at the HEMIL Centre, University of Bergen. Her research interests include children affected and infected by HIV, the impact on social cohesion of international aid targeting children, and local and global perspectives on child protection, in southern and eastern Africa, in particular Botswana and Tanzania. Her theoretical... Read More →
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Masego Katisi

Masego Katisi is the director of Ark and Mark Trust in Botswana, and is the pioneer in developing a psychosocial support concept that is now replicated by the government of Botswana. She is currently a PhD student in health promotion and development at the HEMIL Centre, University of Bergen. Her research interests are children and resilience and partnerships in Aid programming, particularly in Botswana.
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Robin S. Cox

Royal Roads University
Robin Cox is a Professor and Program Head of the Disaster and Emergency Management programs at Royal Roads University. Robin has devoted her research program to understanding disaster resilience and the potential for disasters to spark social change and creative innovation. In line with this focus, her current research project, Youth Creating Disaster Recovery and Resilience (YCDR2) engages and empowers disaster-affected youth through... Read More →
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William Sparks

Sessional Instructor, Humber College Int Dev Grad Studies
"Compassion Fatigue Educators are often reluctant to discuss suicide. Suicide prevention and intervention workers are often reluctant to look a compassion fatigue and suicide in professional helpers and colleagues. Join Bill Sparks MSW, RSW, CATSM, a certified member of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, Traumatology Institute trained CF Specialist, ASIST Trained "safeTALK" Trainer, and Sessional Instructor in International... Read More →



Friday June 19, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm
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