The Social Ecology of Resilience: A Handbook of Theory and Practice featuring dozens of contributors from around the world has just been published!
Dr. Michael Ungar edited this 444-page book, which I consider the most comprehensive book ever published on resiliency, especially regarding how environments build resiliency. I am grateful to be included as an author of a chapter: "Resilience in Schools."
Read on to find out more about the book...AND to learn the latest research on the resiliency power of gratitude, with specific gratitude activities recommended by the Harvard Medical School Mental Health Newsletter.
I am ALSO PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE the March 5 - 6, 2012 Resiliency Training of Trainers in Los Angeles.
(I won't be doing another one until Fall, 2012...)
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT IS AVAILABLE with registration/payment by February 15.
More details below...
Wishing all my U.S. friends and colleagues a joyful, restful Thanksgiving!
The Social Ecology of Resilience: Exploring How Resiliency Happens Worldwide...
Editor Dr. Michael Ungar, Professor of Social Work at Dalhouse University in Halifax, leads an international team of resilience researchers on six continents, and is the author of several books and numerous articles on this topic.
The research, theory, and practice of dozens of contributors is included in this book, which takes the positiion that resiliency is developed and nurtured and is accessibe to everyone (rather than only a charactertistic of a limited number of people).
The book includes sections on:
- Resiliency and the Individual
- Resiliency and the Family
- Resiliency and Schools
- Resiliency and Community
- Resiliency and Culture
Resiliency perspectives from six continents, western and non-western. are included. This book is an academic powerhouse, and I highly recommend it for everyone who wants the most recent research, theory, examples, and/or a perspective on resiliency from many cultures.
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Harvard Medical School Reports Research on the Power of Gratitude
The November, 2011 issue of the Harvard Medical School Mental Health Letter includes a comprehensive report on the power of gratitude, with specific recommended gratitude activities. These include writing thank-you notes, keeping a gratitude journal, and even just mentally thanking someone in your mind--all have a positive impact.
The details of one of several studies in the report: Positive Psychology pioneer Dr. Martin Seligman, a psychologist at the University of Pennsylvania, tested the impact of various positive psychology interventions on 411 people, each compared with a control assignment of writing about early memories. "When their week's assignment was to write and personally deliver a letter of gratitude to someone who had never been properly thanked for his or her kindness, participants immediately exhibited a huge increase in happiness scores. This impact was greater than that from any other intervention, with benefits lasting for a month."
READ THE ENTIRE HARVARD NEWSLETTER ARTICLE BY CLICKING HERE
As the U.S. Thanksgiving Holiday approaches, this report seems especially timely!
The New Edition of Resiliency In Action : A "Hands On" Guide for All Who Help Children and Youth Continues to get Rave REVIEWS...
CONSIDER WHO ON YOUR HOLIDAY LIST WOULD BENEFIT FROM THIS BOOK:
It has been called "the bible" of the
resiliency/strengths-based approach, an invaluable
resource with filled with research, "best practices,"
and hands-on strategies for every educator,
counselor, agency worker, youth volunteer, and all others who help children and youth.
This new edition
- A section on "Resiliency and the
- The most recent research linking resiliency-
building strategies and academic success
- Information on why children and youth MUST
have movement and play...and how IT connects
to academic success
- How arts education and social/emotional learning
are "hidden" contributors to student
- "How to Change the 'At-Risk' Paradigm"
by Steve and Sybil Wolin
- The connection between Resiliency, Asset
Development, and Positive Youth
- Chapters by Emmy Werner, Peter Benson,
Bonnie Benard, Nan Henderson, and other leaders
in the field
- Practical, specific strategies that can be used
immediately to move children and youth "from
risk to resilient" AND MUCH MORE
HERE TO GET THE COMPLETE PREFACE,
FOREWORD, AND TABLE OF CONTENTS
CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION/ORDERING THE 2 CD SET OF A RESILIENCY SEMINAR BY NAN HENDERSON
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Resiliency Training is Needed Now More Than Ever...
THE PA DEPT. OF EDUCATION HAS RECOMMENDED
MY MODEL AS A FOUNDATION FOR ALL SCHOOLS
IN THE STATE...
I have trained and consulted on resiliency projects with hundreds of educators and administrators in New York, Los Angeles, and dozens of other school districts across the U.S. ..
AND I have recently began working with the U.S.
I can come ALSO to your school or organization...
RESILIENCY TRAINING IS NEEDED NOW MORE
THAN EVER...The Resiliency Model is what ALL KIDS
NEED to SUCCEED...
Presentation topics are listed on
(CLICK LINK BELOW TO GET THIS
INFORMATION), as well
reviews by educators, social service providers, and
One of my favorite comments is
Laurel Schmidt, Director of Pupil Services for
Monica, CA schools, and author of Classroom Confidential: The 12 Secret of Great Teachers:
"Your trainings should be packed...Educators
helping professionals] should come by the busloads
to learn what to do for everything that ails our
(AND, I am offering a significant
discount on my training, or a FREE training, for large
quantity purchases of the book, Resiliency In
My "customers" (who have contracted my
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National Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Job
Vermont Dept. of Education, California Dept. of
Education, Colorado Dept. of Education; Pennsylvania
Dept. of Education; New Hampshire Department of
State of Texas Safe and Drug-Free Schools
Initiative, Texas Elementary Principals
University of Southern Maine, Loyola Marymount
University (Los Angeles), Texas A & M University;
New Zealand National Federation of Children's
Health Camps, New Zealand Ministry of
Calgary (Canada) Regional Educational
Consortium, Winnipeg (Canada) Schools, BB/BS
Regional Educational Centers in Texas, New York,
Wisconsin, Kansas, Minnesota, Washington, Ohio,
Nebraska Association of Prevention
Ohio Network for Training and Assistance for Schools
and Communities, New York Dept. of Juvenile
Justice; New York City Department of Education
Individual School Districts and Agencies in 43 U.S.
states; and the
National School Counselors Association; National
Association of Leaders in Student Assistance
Programs; & National Association of School Social
AND THE U.S. ARMY AND AIR FORCE!!!!
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how to best teach others how to
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how to "sell" resiliency-building programs and
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At the training, I give participants EVERYTHING
that I have used as a national and international
resiliency trainer for the
past 20 years. You get it all! And I HOPE you will
go into your community and do resiliency training--to
help children, schools, and families and to make
additional income, as well!
The MARCH 5 - 6 Resiliency
Training Program will held at a conference center in a
beautiful hilltop location in sunny L.A. --only two miles
from the airport, and near beautiful beaches.
I hope to see you in SUNNY Los
Angeles near THE BEACH in March...OR
come to your school or organization!
Resiliency In Action