Fall Kick-Off Virtual Event

Saturday, September 18, 2021, from 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Please join us for our Fall Kick-Off Virtual Event featuring a presentation from Michael Ungar PhD. Sign up is required for this event, please fill out the form below.

“Now What? Nurturing Resilience Post Pandemic”

Michael Ungar, Ph.D., is a Family Therapist and Professor of Social Work at Dalhousie University where he holds a national Research Chair in Child, Family and Community Resilience. Since 2002, Dr. Ungar has directed the Resilience Research Centre, designing multisite longitudinal research and evaluation projects in more than a dozen low, middle, and high-income countries, with much of that work focused on the resilience of marginalized children and families, and adult populations experiencing mental health challenges. Building on his work as both a researcher and clinician, Dr. Ungar has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on the subject of resilience and is the author of 17 books for mental health professionals, researchers, lay audiences, and parents. Throughout this fast-paced, story-filled presentation, Dr. Ungar will review the many challenges students (and educators) encountered during the pandemic and the possible long-term consequences. He’ll then shift the focus to the many ways that staff and educators can create the resource-rich environments children need to thrive post-pandemic.