Adolescence is an incredible time of opportunity and development, as well as a time of stress for many teens. The traditional view of adolescents as “problems to be managed” has does a disservice to our young people. Focusing on strengths, resilience and positive youth development gives adolescents the best chance and support to become healthy, thriving adults.
This event is co-hosted with UBC Emeritus College.
Presentations in the Emeritus College Series at Green College Intergenerational Effects of Psychological Trauma (2021-22) revealed an interest, appetite and need for further conversations related to the development of resiliency among individuals and groups, and how they can cope more effectively and recover from the impact of various traumas.
Building on this foundation, the six-part series Psychological Trauma and Resilience will embark on a journey to consider the many ways in which individuals and groups respond to trauma, possible approaches to coping with trauma and specific strategies for recovery.
Series Conveners: Marv Westwood, Counseling Psychology, with Judith Hall, Pediatrics and Medical Genetics; and Richard Vedan, Social Work