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Media Release – Raising Resilience for All Ages

9 Things Kids Need from Parents, Caregivers and Schools

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Through the generous support of the United Way Quinte, Children and Youth Services Network, Community Service Network and East Central Ontario Training Board, the Harm Reduction Task Force Hastings and Prince Edward, through Hastings and Prince Edward Public Health, is pleased to present “Raising Resilience for All Ages” with keynote speaker and bestselling author, Dr. Michael Ungar. Dr. Ungar is highly sought after for his expertise on a range of topics including: Too Safe for Their Own Good: How Risk and Responsibility Help Teens Thrive, The Social Ecology of Resilience, as well as Working with Children and Youth with Complex Needs: 20 Skills to Build Resilience, all among his 14 books available at our upcoming event.

His work has inspired many people to think about resilience as more than individual qualities, but also as aspects of a person’s social and physical environment (their home, workplace, school, and community). His work is regularly discussed in magazines like Body and Soul, MacLean’s, Fast Company, and Reader’s Digest, and in newspapers across North America. He regularly appears on radio and television, having recently been featured on CBC’s Cross Canada Check-Up and numerous regional broadcasts.

During his workshop in Belleville, Tuesday, May 17 from 8:30am – 4pm, Dr. Ungar will speak at Maranatha Auditorium at 100 College Street West about two exciting topics that are part of his writings: I Still Love You: Nine Things Kids Need from their Parents, Caregivers and Schools and Resilience Across Culture and Contexts will explore Seeing Positive in Youth People Even When There are Serious Problems. Dr. Julia Kirkham, will address challenges seniors face and what families can look for and how substance use could impact dementia and vice versa.

As a writer and speaker, he is widely known for the power, insight, clarity, candor, compassion, and warmth of his presentations.  Tickets are $60 per person which includes lunch and snacks. Tickets can be purchased on-line at or through Hastings County’s website under ‘Discover Hastings’ and ‘News.’  Deadline to purchase tickets is May 2, 2016.  This is a peanut free facility.

Please CLICK HERE for further info about Dr. Ungar.

Non-profit organizations serving children, youth and families who are attending “Raising Resilience For All Ages” are invited to contact Wendy Anderson, Children and Youth Services Network Coordinator before April 22nd to reserve a display table for the Community Service Expo, running in conjunction with this event.  Space is limited.

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