Michael Ungar Ph.D.

Michael Ungar, Ph.D.

Michael Ungar, PhD., is equally well known as the author of books for parents and caregivers as he is for his world-renowned research on the topic of resilience. As a writer he has adapted ideas from his research and clinical practice into best-selling works like Too Safe For Their Own Good: How Risk and Responsibility Help Teens Thrive, and his most recent release, I Still Love You: Nine Things Troubled Kids Need from Their Parents. In total, he has published 14 books and over 150 peer-reviewed scientific articles and book chapters. When not on the road and back at his home in Halifax, Canada, Michael is the Canada Research Chair in Child, Family and Community Resilience at Dalhousie University, and the founder and Director of the Resilience Research Centre. As both a family therapist and professor of Social Work, he has helped to identify important factors that influence the resilience of children and adults during periods of transition and stress. In 2012 Michael was the recipient of the Canadian Association of Social Workers National Distinguished Service Award.

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Nurturing Resilience

Nurturing Resilience explores the many factors that make children (and adults) resilient. Building on Dr. Ungar's research and clinical practice, this blog shows that resilience is not just something inside a person. When problems are larger, resilience is just as much something that is nurtured by families, schools and communities. An individual's  ability to cope under adversity is seldom enough to sustain wellbeing without the support of caring others. 

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