Thank you for attending the 2019 Inviting Resilience Conference. If you attended the conference please review the conference material page for presentations and documents from the conference. 

“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.”Dr. Michael Ungar, Dalhousie University, Canada Research Chair in Child, Family and Community Resilience.

The Inviting Resilience conference brings together academic and experiential learning to provide meaningful opportunities in building community and information sharing. Learn more about:

  • The newest evidence-based practices in the areas of trauma-informed programming
  • Community-driven, multi-sectoral initiatives that are making a difference
  • Trauma-informed programming specifically focused on building resilience in youth and adults impacted by adversity and interpersonal trauma over the lifespan
  • The developmental dynamics and applications of socio-emotional competencies in the promotion of wellness and resilience across the lifespan
  • How issues of trauma, resilience, healing and reconciliation can be reconsidered through the Indigenous lens

Participants can expect a variety of session presentations and poster presentations that focus on resilience research and experiential practice related to:

  • Neurobiology and impacts of interpersonal trauma
  • Models, factors and processes in resilience
  • Child, youth & young adult development
  • Trauma-informed and resilience-building community programs
  • Opportunities for resilience-building with survivors of sexual, gender-based and intimate partner violence and survivors of adverse childhood experiences.

The details of this event are subject to change. Please revisit this page periodically for updated information.

Black and white photography by: Lora Jude DeWolfe