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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Upcoming Presentation - Thriving Families, Schools, and Communities: ‘Resilience: What it Takes to Thrive’

Speaker?  Dr. Michael Ungar
Who?        Open to the Public  (Parents, Caregivers, Educators...)
When?      Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Where?     Rodd Charlottetown Hotel, Kent Street
Cost?         No Cost.  Light refreshments will be provided.

Michael Ungar, Ph.D., is both a family therapist and a Killam Professor of Social Work at Dalhousie University where he co-directs the Resilience Research Centre that coordinates more than five million dollars in funded research in a dozen countries. That research is focused on resilience among children, adults and families and how they together survive adversity in culturally diverse ways.

He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on this topic and is the author of 11 books including The Social Worker, his first novel. In addition to his research and writing, Michael maintains a small family therapy practice in association with Phoenix Youth Programs, a prevention program for street youth and their families, and was the recipient of the 2012 Canadian Association of Social Workers National Distinguished Service Award. His work has been featured in numerous magazines (Reader's Digest, Body and Soul, Today's Parent) and newspapers (Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, USA Today) around the world, and he regularly appears on radio and television.

Among his many contributions to his community has been his role as Co-Chair of the Nova Scotia Mental Health and Addictions Strategy Advisory Committee. His blog, Nurturing Resilience, can be read on Psychology Today's website.

Connect with Michael Ungar:   Twitter:@MichaelUngarPhD
Check out his blog at: www.psychologytoday.com

Presented by:
P.E.I. Home and School Federation with the support of the Department of Health and Wellness

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