Focus Area: Addressing Adversity & Inequity
Caregiver Resources for Earthquake Response: Syria, Türkiye, and neighbouring countries
These caregiver resources for earthquake response were created by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. They include pamphlets and short videos presented in Arabic, Turkish, and English.
Whole Child Development: Navigating Trauma, Building Resilience, Optimizing Healing and Well Being: Part 2
In this workshop participants will learn about / review the complex and intersectional ways in which interpersonal, community, and historical traumas impact healthy attachment and psychosocial developmental trajectories for children, with a focus on incarcerated minoritized youth. The resultant neurobiological dysregulation and resultant increase in vulnerability to mental and physical health disorders will be explored. Participants will further explore how to apply principles of healing justice, inclusive of contemplative science and ancestral wisdom when working with youth.
Whole Child Development: Navigating Trauma, Building Resilience, Optimizing Healing and Well-Being
Children live in families. Families live in communities. A community’s vibrancy is impacted by societal laws and cultural beliefs. This presentation will utilize the Social Ecological Model to explore the impact of interpersonal, community, institutional, and societal factors on individual level behaviors in minoritized children, especially those living in poverty and experiencing racial oppression. A Healing Justice framework which expands upon current evidence-based models of screening and treatment to include ancestral and indigenous practice-based evidence and wisdom will be offered as a method of transformational healing for minoritized children and their families.
Utilizing Family Skills as a Protective Shield for Families Living Through War, Displacement and Other Challenging Contexts
Parenting can be challenging at the best of times, let alone parenting children through war or refugee contexts. Global conflicts entail many changes for children and their families, with the potential for acute and longer-term impact on well-being and mental health. What can we do to help? Effective parenting can act as a protective shield against the difficulties that children face in challenging times.
We Are the Medicine: Possibilities for Flourishing Through Difficult Times
This session with Dr. Christina Bethell presented new research and approaches to promote child and family well-being using a positive approach to health that fosters self, family and community-led healing of the trauma and adversity concentrated in many of our families and communities today.