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Tuesday, June 16
 

8:30am

Angie Hart: Collaborative Resilience Research For Community Benefit: Nurturing Possibilities
Putting Resilience Theory into Practice in Communities
Speaker: Angie Hart
Abstract:
Psychologist Ann Masten summarises the developments in resilience research that led to a shift from studies focusing on internalised conceptions of personal resilience to wider ecological approaches. She calls these, the fourth wave. However, is it now time for an ‘official’ fifth wave which draws together collaborative resilience research, practice, community development and activism? If so, what would this look like and have any of us yet managed to bring it about? If you are already doing work like this yourself, or want to in the future, this workshop will be an opportunity to learn how to maximise your impact and connect more with others doing fifth wave work. In this workshop participants will:
Consider ways of doing resilience research that share research goals, processes, publications and financial resources between researchers and communities.
Critically evaluate resilience research from participatory, social justice and activist perspectives.
Learn how to develop a community of practice for resilience research and practice.
Explore how academic authority and privilege can be harnessed for community benefit.
Learn how to overcome some of the challenges of doing participatory and/or activist resilience research.
Profile or plan their own participatory and/or activist resilience research.

Speakers
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Angie Hart

University of Brighton / Boingboing
Angie Hart is Professor of Child, Family and Community Health at the University of Brighton and has been working on resilience research and practice for 10 years. She is an advisor to England’s Big Lottery Fund, Angie runs boingboing, a not for profit undertaking resilience research... Read More →

Tuesday June 16, 2015 8:30am - 12:30pm
KTS Lecture Hall NAB 2nd Floor, King's College

8:30am

CANCELLED: Resilience and Aging (Gill Windle and Laurie McCubbin)
Dr. Laurie McCubbin will NOT be replacing Dr. Gill Windle's talk on adult resilience. Both sessions have been cancelled.

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Laurie McCubbin

Dr. Laurie “Lali” McCubbin, Associate Professor in counseling psychology, is an indigenous/multiracial scholar at Washington State University. Her research involves: resilience and well-being among indigenous peoples and people of color, cultural identity development, and stress... Read More →


Tuesday June 16, 2015 8:30am - 12:30pm
Frazee Room NAB 2nd Floor, King's College

8:30am

Donna Mertens: Transformative Mixed Methods Research to Study Resilience
Transformative Mixed Methods Research to Study Resilience
Speaker: Donna Mertens
This workshop focuses on providing participants with a framework for thinking about planning, implementing, and using mixed methods research with marginalized communities. The transformative approach to mixed methods research incorporates the goals of furthering human rights and social justice by recognizing and supporting the resilience of members of marginalized communities. Dr. Mertens will share examples of transformative mixed methods resilience research from diverse contexts, including programs designed to serve women, people with disabilities, deaf people, and racial/ethnic minorities. Strategies that are culturally responsive that have a high potential to lead to transformative change will be illustrated. Participants will have an opportunity to apply strategies to design transformative mixed methods research to a case study and to discuss applications of these strategies in their own work.

Speakers
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Donna Mertens

Donna M. Mertens is Professor in the Department of Education at Gallaudet University. She teaches research methods and program evaluation to deaf and hearing students at the MA and PhD levels. She conducts research and evaluation studies on such topics as improvement of special... Read More →

Tuesday June 16, 2015 8:30am - 12:30pm
Archibald Room NAB 3rd Floor, King's College

8:30am

Linda Liebenberg: Measuring Resilience: Available Measures and Key Considerations
Measuring Resilience: Available Measures and Key Considerations
Speaker: Linda Liebenberg
While the measurement of resilience is a relatively new field, there are an increasing number of measures available to researchers. In selecting an instrument, researchers are confronted by a host of questions not least of which include the reliability and validity of the measure as well as the measure’s relevance to the study question. This workshop will present an overview of resilience scales available for use in quantitative research. This workshop will highlight the scope of available options together with strengths and caveats to be aware of in selecting instruments for use. The workshop will consider the development and validation of various instruments, the populations for which they have been developed and the resilience components they are best suited to measure. The workshop will also highlight key components for researchers to take into consideration when selecting measures for use in research.

Speakers
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Linda Liebenberg

Linda is a methodologist, whose research examines the use of both image-based methods and mixed method research designs. She also considers how these facilitate an understanding of young people in marginalised contexts, as well as how these data inform instrument development. She... Read More →

Tuesday June 16, 2015 8:30am - 12:30pm
Alumni Hall NAB 1st Floor, King's College

8:30am

Pilar Hernandez-Wolfe: The Professional Helper's Resilience
Vicarious Resiliency in Cultural Context
Speaker: Pilar Hernandez-Wolfe
Therapists working with traumatized populations may experience the impact of their clients’ emotional pain in the process of providing therapy. They may also learn vicariously from their clients about overcoming adversity. The concept of vicarious resilience describes a specific resilience process occurring as a result of therapists’ work with trauma survivors. It refers to the transformations in the therapists’ inner experience resulting from empathetic engagement with the client’s trauma material. To date, vicarious resilience has only been researched in the traumatic stress field and it may be a unique consequence of trauma work. Vicarious trauma and vicarious resilience are processes that illuminate the complex potential for therapeutic work both to fatigue and to heal. In addition, these processes develop in the social and cultural context of the therapeutic relationship. Intersections of diversity (class, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, ability) shape therapy practice in general and therapeutic encounters specifically. These dimensions are explored as they apply to therapeutic practices to offer therapists a cultural equity framework in which to understand vicarious trauma and vicarious resilience.

Speakers
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Pilar Hernandez-Wolfe

Pilar Hernández-Wolfe is tenured associate professor and teaches in the Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy program. She is a licensed family therapist and a licensed clinical professional counselor, a clinical member and approved supervisor of the American Association for Marriage... Read More →

Tuesday June 16, 2015 8:30am - 12:30pm
ScotiaBank Room NAB 3rd Floor, King's College

1:30pm

Amity Noltemeyer: Resilience in the Schools: Understanding and Fostering Positive Adaptation in At-Risk Students
Resilience in the Schools: Understanding and Fostering Positive Adaptation in At-Risk Students
Speaker: Amity Noltemeyer
Children and adolescents worldwide enter classrooms having experienced a diverse array of adversities and vulnerabilities. Considering the shared goal of school-based professionals to foster success in all students, how can resilience research be harnessed to establish nurturing school environments that buffer these risks and support positive development? This presentation will focus on school-based resilience promotion, equipping attendees with skills to support resilience processes at both a student level and systems level. Attendees will learn about mechanisms undergirding resilience in at-risk students, with a specific focus on risk and protective factors relevant within the school setting. Recommendations for school-based practice emerging from this research-based understanding of resilience will be emphasized. Specifically, a tiered model of school-based prevention and intervention – one that addresses multiple systems of influence, matches supports to students based on their unique risk and protective factors, and uses data to drive decision-making – will be highlighted. Opportunities for interaction, dialogue, case study review, and reflection will be incorporated into the presentation.

Speakers
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Amity Noltemeyer

Degrees: Ph.D., Kent State UniversityEd.S., Miami UniversityM.S., Miami UniversityB.S., Xavier University

Tuesday June 16, 2015 1:30pm - 5:30pm
Archibald Room NAB 3rd Floor, King's College

1:30pm

Fons van de Vijver: Cross-Cultural Measurement of Protective Factors
Cross-Cultural Measurement of Protective Factors
Speaker: Fons van de Vijver
Much work on resilience is cross-cultural in nature and compares data from different countries or includes culturally heterogeneous samples. In this workshop I will deal with protective factors from three domains (Zautra, Hall, & Murray, 2010): (1) individual characteristics, such as intelligence and personality; (2) characteristics of families, such as family support; and (3) the larger social context, such as cultural norms. On the basis of examples of these measures, measurement issues are illustrated. Both qualitative and quantitative measures and their very different quality assessment procedures are described. It will be illustrated how quantitative measures have more rigorous assessment quality procedures than qualitative measures. The purpose of the workshop is to introduce a way of thinking about scientific research in which assessment of instrument quality is a crucial element.

Speakers
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Fons van de Vijver

Professor at Department of Cross-Cultural Psychology, Tilburg University, The Netherlands Fons van de Vijver holds a chair in cross-cultural psychology at Tilburg University, the Netherlands and an extraordinary chair at North-West University, South Africa, and the University of... Read More →

Tuesday June 16, 2015 1:30pm - 5:30pm
KTS Lecture Hall NAB 2nd Floor, King's College

1:30pm

Linda Liebenberg and Linda Theron: Using Visual Methods to Study Resilience
Arts-Based Approaches to Understanding Youth Resilience in Culturally Sensitive Ways
Speakers: Linda Theron, Linda Liebenberg 
In this workshop we draw on our collective experience to showcase, and critique, a range of visual participatory methodologies (including draw-and-talk, photo elicitation, participatory video, and clay-modelling) that have supported our researching of resilience with youth from diverse cultures and contexts. We foreground the salience of participants’ and researchers’ cultural ties to the choice of methodology, as well as analyses and dissemination strategies. We include the opportunity for workshop participants to reflect, visually, on the cultural strengths, limitations, and biases they bring to the use of arts-based approaches in their own studies of resilience.

Speakers
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Linda Liebenberg

Linda is a methodologist, whose research examines the use of both image-based methods and mixed method research designs. She also considers how these facilitate an understanding of young people in marginalised contexts, as well as how these data inform instrument development. She... Read More →
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Linda Theron

I explore why and how South African youth, who have been placed at risk for negative life outcomes, resile. In our social ecology many young South Africans are placed at risk by multiple challenges (think of poverty, HIV&AIDS, child-headed households, escalating divorce rates, ineffective... Read More →

Tuesday June 16, 2015 1:30pm - 5:30pm
Haliburton Room A&A Main Floor, King's College

1:30pm

Michael Ungar: Diagnosing, Nurturing, and Facilitating Resilience Across Cultures and Contexts
Diagnosing, Nurturing, and Facilitating Resilience Across Cultures and Contexts
Speaker: Michael Ungar
With growing interest in resilience among mental health care providers, there is a need for a simple way to think about the complex interactions that predict which children will do well despite the seriousness of the challenges they face. A focus on resilience helps us to understand children’s individual adaptive and maladaptive coping strategies, as well as the social and physical ecologies that facilitate processes associated with resilience. Using case examples of children who have been exposed to high levels of adversity such as family violence, mental illness of a child or caregiver, natural disasters, forced migration, poverty, racism and other types of social marginalization and political conflict, Michael will show how we can assess childhood resilience and use that assessment to guide practice. He will show that by “diagnosing” resilience, we are in a better position to design interventions that are sensitive to the individual, family, school and community factors that influence a child’s wellbeing. Nine factors common to children who cope well under adversity and avoid problems like depression, PTSD, and delinquency will be discussed. This presentation will also explore ways we can intervene to help children cope by changing the social and physical environments that surround them.

Speakers
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Michael Ungar

Dr. Michael Ungar wears many professional hats. He is equally well known as the author of books for parents and caregivers as he is for his world-renowned research on the topic of resilience. As a writer he has adapted ideas from his research and clinical practice into best selling... Read More →

Tuesday June 16, 2015 1:30pm - 5:30pm
Alumni Hall NAB 1st Floor, King's College

1:30pm

Robyn Munford: Resilience and People with Disabilities
People with Disabilities – Creating Opportunities for Resilience
Speaker: Robyn Munford
This workshop will explore how we can work alongside people with disabilities to create opportunities for resilience. Central to this approach is learning how to build meaningful and enduring partnerships that enable a sense of belonging and that achieve full inclusion and participation in communities. A key focus is on understanding the significant role of support networks including family members, support workers, friends, and community resources. Strengths and citizenship approaches are explored in this workshop. Such approaches accentuate the need to understand the diversity of experience and maintain a focus on how support systems and services can strive to uphold the rights and wellbeing of people with disabilities. The workshop will present a framework that has been used in communities to create respectful and authentic partnerships between people with disabilities and their support networks. This framework takes account of meaning systems, context and experience. Taking an ecological approach to resilience, it focuses on the interaction between the person and their environment and the factors that promote inclusion and full participation of people with disabilities in community life.

Speakers
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Robyn Munford

Professor of Social Work. Key areas of interest are: social and community work practice, theory and research; community development; disability; strengths and citizenship approaches; reflective practice; children, youth and families; family support and wellbeing; bicultural frameworks... Read More →

Tuesday June 16, 2015 1:30pm - 5:30pm
Seminar Room NAB 2nd Floor, King's College