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Dr. Michael Ungar: Why building resilience in children matters

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Dr. Michael Ungar shares why building resilience in children is vital for their well-being and ability to learn and develop.

Dr. Michael Ungar is both a family therapist and internationally-renowned researcher in the field of social and psychological resilience. As Director of the Resilience Research Centre at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada, he has published 17 books on resilience (several of them bestsellers) for both lay and professional audiences, along with over 200 scientific papers.

In addition to his research and clinical practice, Dr. Ungar has delivered hundreds of workshops and keynote addresses to many Fortune 500 companies, boards of education, international non-government organisations and government agencies around the world, helping them integrate the concept of resilience into their work with people from diverse cultural backgrounds. Dr. Ungar’s blog, Nurturing Resilience, can be read on Psychology Today’s website.

As part of our Little Lockdowners webinar, Dr. Ungar explains how to build resilience in children, and how this can help children to recover from issues caused by pandemic environments, improve their capacity to succeed, healthy cognition and wellbeing, and prepare them for a bright future.

Watch the video to find out more about Dr. Ungar and how resilience can impact children

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  • Professor David Daley, Professor of Psychological Intervention and Behaviour Change
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