Closing Plenary: 10:45 – 12:30

Michael Ungar

Helping those Who Help Nurture and Maintain Their Resilience

Sustaining our resilience as caregivers can be challenge during times of tremendous change or stress. Based on Dr. Ungar’s research around the world and his clinical practice, this presentation will explore how those who help others can avoid burnout and maintain their own resilience when stressors pile up at home and on the job. With examples from his latest book, Change Your World, Dr. Ungar will explore 12 factors that make us more resilient as adults, along with practical tools audience members can use to find the resources they need to cope successfully in culturally and contextually relevant ways. Using the concepts of navigation and negotiation that are key to understanding resilience, Dr. Ungar will outline strategies we can use to succeed. Finally, Dr. Ungar will talk about vicarious resilience, the positive impact we experience as helpers when we nurture resilience in others.

# 21 – Improving social responses to children with disabilities and social challenges

9:00-10:15 21.1 Exploring ‘family’ for disabled children and young people living in and leaving out-of-home care
Mandi MacDonald
  21.2 Evaluation of a pilot training program for caregivers of institutionalized children with disabilities in Egypt
Yosr Kotb, Heba Kotb
  21.3 CONNECTIONS – Working with children who are challenged by social relationships
Donna Ronan, Samantha Rose
# 22 – Empowering foster care children and their caregivers
9:00-10:15 22.1

Clearing hurdles: Implementing an evidence informed fostering practice framework
Meagan Probert, Rob Ryan, Jamie Hodgson


Social capital investment for young people transitioning from institutional care
Pamhidzayi Berejena Mhongera


Balancing the rights and expectations of foster family and biological family: The role of law in Tanzania
Veronica Gabriel Buchumi

# 23 – Aiming for successful outcomes in foster care children and youth
9:00-10:15 23.1

Adolescent health outcomes and adversity in foster care
Armush Salahadin, Valbona Semovski, Julia Ranieri


Promoting successful outcomes for youth in care: Impact of educational, financial, and employment preparation programs.
Violeta Dubov, Chrystal Colquhoun, Wendy Chan


Narratives of preschool victims of sexual abuse underscore emotion dysregulation and low expectations of support
Rachel Langevin

# 24 – Promoting Indigenous traditional ways of healing (2)
9:00-10:15 24.1

Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit – The importance of family connections and to traditions, traditional laws and values for wellness
Christine Lund


Bringing home the children: How horses are helping one First Nations child welfare agency support Community healing and family reunification
Neil Sioux, Lois Isnana


Practise as ceremony
Keleigh Larson, Crystal Arcand

# 25 – Favoring connection and resilience
9:00-10:15 25.1

Towards a better connection – supporting shared parenthood in foster care. Experiences from Perhehoitokumppanit Suomessa Oy
Tuula Kivistö-Pyhtilä, Henriikka Lappalainen


Infant feeding in the context of out-of-home care in Australia
Karleen Gribble, Stacy Blythe


Kinship care an evidenced-based approach to support identity and resilience for children in alternative care
Myrna McNitt

# 26 – La réalité des jeunes placés : Profils et interventions pour les accompagner / The reality of youth in care: Profiles and supportive interventions


Les profils des jeunes fugueurs suivis en centre de réadaptation : les enjeux de la prise de risque à l’adolescence / Profiles of runaway youth in residential care: Issues regarding risk-taking in adolescence
Sophie Couture



Les organisations d’entraide d’anciens jeunes placés en centres jeunesse, socle de protection dans la transition vers l’âge adulte ? / Peer-support organizations for former youth in care: A protective foundation in the transition to adulthood?
Rosita Vargas Diaz, Isabelle-Ann Leclair-Mallette, Isabelle Lacroix



Le hockey sur glace, la réadaptation et les relations : quel est le lien ? / Ice hockey, rehabilitation, and relationships: What’s the connection?
Michel-Alexandre Rioux, Catherine Laurier, Miguel. M Terradas, Marjorie Carrier

Simultaneous interpretation from French to English available

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