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Learn how you can support student resilience

Wed, 22 Sep, 2021

News item: Learn how you can support student resilience

We recognize how challenging the pandemic continues to be for students and families. With that in mind, we’re offering a fall workshop to give parents and caregivers resources that support positive child and youth development.

The workshop will be led by Dr. Michael Ungar, a family therapist and professor of social work at Dalhousie University, whose research on resilience around the world and across cultures has made him one of the best known scholars in the field. In his story-filled presentation, Dr. Ungar will share examples of how students, families and communities can work together to support student well-being.


Pathways to resilience: nine ways families, schools and communities nurture the well-being of children and adolescents (even during a pandemic) 

  • Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021 
  • Time: 5:00–6:30 p.m. 
  • Register: To attend this virtual session, fill out the registration form.

The workshop will be held virtually over Zoom and will include a 60-minute presentation followed by a 30-minute question period. Participants will receive an email a few days prior to the event with information about how to access the workshop.

The registration deadline for the workshop is Friday, October 15 at 4:00 p.m.


Dr. Ungar will provide practical strategies you can use to support your child. During this presentation you will:

  • learn how children or youth under stress sometimes use “problem” behaviours to enhance their resilience and well-being when more socially acceptable solutions are not available
  • become familiar with how to assess your child’s resilience
  • learn about resources necessary for positive child and youth development, even during a pandemic
  • develop strategies that are culturally relevant to diverse young people and their families
  • discuss services and supports that make resilience more likely to occur

For more information about this workshop, contact research@epsb.ca.