Check out the Child and Youth Refugee Research Coalition
The Child & Youth Refugee Research Coalition is a coalition started by the Resilience Research Centre's Dr. Michael Ungar to connect scholars, community partners and government agencies committed to promoting the successful integration of refugee children, youth and their families. While the Coalition was formed to contribute meaningfully to policies and interventions to facilitate the integration of recently arrived Syrian refugees to Canada, it has a much larger goal of helping all young refugees succeed, both in Canada and around the world.
Thank you to all who attended #PTRIV! We welcomed over 400 guests and 300 presenters from 54 countries to Cape Town to participate in our events. Your voices were integral to furthering the conversation around resilience.
The RRC has developed an easy to use Evaluation Tool Basket which is designed to help programs and organizations complete their own internal evaluation. The tools are written in plain-language and there are numerous tools included so that each program or organization can choose which ones are relevant to them. The RRC is also available for consultation.
The Resilience Youth in Stressed Environments (RYSE) Project website has now launched!
Oil and gas production and climate change have large impacts on social, economic and environmental systems that affect young people’s mental health and overall wellbeing. To better understand these complex relationships at both ends of the carbon cycle (production and consumption), the five-year multinational CIHR funded Resilient Youth in Stressed Environments (RYSE) research project will study the resilience of young people in Canada and South Africa. Visit the website now:
Most commonly, the term resilience has come to mean an individual's ability to overcome adversity and continue his or her normal development. However, the RRC uses a more ecological and culturally sensitive definition. Dr. Michael Ungar, Co-Director of the RRC, has suggested that resilience is better understood as follows:
“In the context of exposure to significant adversity, resilience is both the capacity of individuals to navigate their way to the psychological, social, cultural, and physical resources that sustain their well-being, and their capacity individually and collectively to negotiate for these resources to be provided in culturally meaningful ways.” (See also Ungar, 2008 and Ungar, 2011)