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Influencing Resilience Among Students Experiencing Adversity Ungar, Michael, 1963-


Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. Resilience is a process that advisors and educators in higher education can influence positively. While many students experience exceptionally high amounts of stress that can cause anxiety, depression, suicidality, and disengagement, it is possible to nurture the factors associated with resilience when young adults face adversity. In this presentation, Dr. Michael Ungar will share seven factors that have been shown to predict resilience across cultures and contexts. Based on both his clinical practice and research in more than a dozen countries, he will show how relationships, a powerful identity, experiences of power and control, social justice, material security, a sense of cohesion and belonging, and cultural adherence can dramatically change a student’s ability to cope when stressors pile up. Using case studies and results from his research, Michael will explore practical ways those working with young adults can help them improve their capacity to cope.

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