Building Young People's Resilience - with Michael Ungar PhD

Tuesday, April 24 2018, one-day program

Auditorium at Zehmer Hall, UVA, 104 Midmont Lane, Charlottesville 22904

Forensic Training Series

International expert and much-sought presenter, Michael Ungar PhD, will present a one-day program that describes an ecological approach toward understanding and supporting resilience in young people and their communities. His model of intervention creatively combines clinical practice with aspects of case management and advocacy for providers in many settings, including  community mental health, youth services and family services, addictions treatment centers and programs, juvenile justice and correctional facilities, schools, colleges, and universities, and other settings, facilities, and programs. The core principles of the approach, navigation and negotiation, can be integrated with other therapeutic models to effectively intervene with children, youth and their families. This workshop explores practical techniques for clinical intervention and case planning while providing participants an opportunity to discuss the most challenging children, youth and families with whom they work.

Date: Tuesday April 24 2018   

Time: 9:00AM to 4:30PM. Lunch on your own.

Location:  Auditorium of Zehmer Hall, UVA Continuing and Professional Studies. 104 Midmont Lane, Charlottesville 22904.    Find a map and directions for Zehmer Hall: Map and Directions to Zehmer Hall

In consideration of our large registration the venue has waived parking restriction but parking is LIMITED.  PLEASE help accommodate all participants  by ride sharing and carpooling.  

If you are interested to know about local lodging please inquire with els2e@virginia.edu.  Several hotels nearby include the following:

University's Cavalier Inn  - 3-5 minutes walking 
105 North Emmet Street, Charlottesville, VA, 22903-1728 / Phone - 434-296-8111 
http://www.cavalierinn.com/

                       Marriott Courtyard University Medical Center  - 5-8 minutes walking

1201 West Main Street, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903 / Phone: 434-977-1700

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/chodt-courtyard-charlottesville-university-medical-center/

                       Graduate Charlottesville (a boutique hotel)  - 3-5 minutes walking

                            1309 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903 / Phone - 434-295-4333

http://graduatecharlottesville.com/?gclid=CNju_u_8ktMCFYKFswodVowHkg

Hampton Inn & Suites – At the University – 8-10 minutes walking

900 W. Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903 / Phone - 434-923-8600

http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/virginia/hampton-inn-and-suites-charlottesville-at-the-university-CHOMSHX/index.html

Faculty for this program:  Michael Ungar PhD,

Dr. Michael Ungar is among the best known writers and researchers on the topic of resilience in the world. His work has changed the way resilience is understood, shifting the focus from individual traits to the interactions between people and their families, schools, workplaces, and communities. As the Canada Research Chair in Child, Family and Community Resilience and Professor of Social Work at Dalhousie University, as well as a family therapist, he has helped to identify the most important factors that influence the resilience of children and adults during periods of transition and stress. He is the author of 14 books that have been translated into five languages, numerous manuals for parents, educators, and employers, as well as more than 135 scientific papers. Dr. Ungar’s immense influence comes from his ability to adapt 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 I Still Love You: Nine Things Troubled Kids Need from Their Parents. His blog Nurturing Resilience appears on Psychology Today’s website. Dr. Ungar is also the founder and Director of the Resilience Research Centre where he coordinates over five million dollars in research in more than a dozen countries. Dr. Ungar regularly provides consultation and training to organizations like the World Bank, UNESCO, and the Red Cross. He is the former Chair of the Nova Scotia Mental Health and Addictions Strategy, executive board member of the American Family Therapy Academy, and a family therapist who works with mental health services for individuals and families at risk. In 2012 Dr. Ungar was the recipient of the Canadian Association of Social Workers National Distinguished Service Award for his outstanding contribution to clinical work with families and communities.  Learn more about Dr Ungar at http://www.michaelungar.com/

Dr Ungar provides the following summary of the program:

When working with children and adolescents we often focus too narrowly on the individual’s complex needs and problems---like delinquency, anxiety or conflict with caregivers---and miss the broader sources of healing and resilience in young people’s lives. This workshop will present a strengths-focused, resistance-proof model for clinical and community work that makes therapeutic interventions more effective and change more sustainable in contexts where young people face complex challenges resulting from problems like social marginalization, violence, or unrealistically high expectations. Evidence informed, this workshop demonstrates 10 skills that child and youth care professionals, probation officers, social workers, mental health service providers and educators can use to nurture the resilience of those with whom they work. With ample case studies and fascinating explanations of research, Dr. Ungar shows why we need to work just as hard changing the environments that surround young people as we do changing young people themselves. Workshop participants will learn how to identify and enhance access to protective and promotive processes that exert a positive influence on young people’s wellbeing. These include relationships with adults, a sense of personal self-control, agency and power, experiences of social justice and fair treatment, belonging and purpose, spirituality, and cultural rootedness. Dr. Ungar will also discuss how to contract to achieve useful therapeutic goals that are culturally meaningful, and participants will leave knowing how to help their clients successfully transition their success in clinical, residential and community settings back into their “real-life” social environments at home.

This ecological approach to counseling builds on best practice knowledge borrowed from both clinical work and studies of resilience among populations who face significant adversity around the world. Having been used to train thousands of professionals across Canada and internationally, this model of intervention creatively combines clinical practice with aspects of case management and advocacy making it ideally suited to those working in community settings, addictions treatment centres, correctional facilities, schools, and home-based family support programs. The core principles of the approach, navigation and negotiation, can be integrated with other therapeutic models to effectively intervene with children, youth and their families. This workshop explores practical techniques for clinical intervention and case planning while providing participants an opportunity to discuss the most challenging children, youth and families with whom they work.

Educational objectives: At the conclusion of the program participants will be able to

Discuss how individuals and families with complex needs use “problem” behaviours to enhance their resilience and wellbeing when more socially acceptable solutions are not available

Identify evidence-informed skills associated with a social ecological approach to individual and family intervention that nurtures resilience

Discuss the Child and Youth Resilience Measure, an assessment tool that can help professionals explore the hidden resilience of children and youth

Define nine aspects of resilience necessary for positive development

Develop strategies for working without resistance with hard-to-reach, culturally diverse children, adolescents, and their families

Discuss ways services can be structured for children, youth and families to make resilience more likely to occur

Disclosures:

The following speaker(s) with this program have no personal or professional financial relationships with a commercial entity producing healthcare goods and/or services: (in alphabetical order) :

Michael Ungar PhD 

The planning committee have no personal or professional financial relationships with a commercial entity producing healthcare goods and/or services (in alphabetical order): Daniel Murrie PhD, Michael Schaefer PhD, Benjamin Skowysz LCSW, Janet Warren DSW

Accreditation and Designation Statements:

For physicians and others

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Virginia School of Medicine and Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy. The University of Virginia School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Virginia School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 (expected) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Virginia School of Medicine awards 6.0 (expected) hours of participation (equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)tm) to each non-physician participant who successfully completes this educational activity. The University of Virginia School of Medicine maintains a record of participation for six (6) years.

The program is jointly provided by the Office of Continuing Medical Education of the the University of Virginia School of Medicine and the Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy at the University of Virginia.

The cost will be $12 for each hour of credits claimed out of the 6 total available.

The cost will be $12 for each hour of credits claimed out of the 6 total available.  NOTICE:  Physicians and any others requesting either PRA Category 1 award or Hours of Participation award MUST PAY IN ADVANCE or BRING A CHECK TO THE PROGRAM.   Inquire at els2e@virginia.edu

For psychologists and others

The Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy at the University of Virginia is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy at the University of Virginia maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The cost will be $6 per hour ($6 x 6 hours=$36).

For sworn officers and others

Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services has approved 5.5 total hours Partial In-Service Credit: 3.5 hours Career Development/Elective hours and 2 hours Cultural Diversity hours.   Please request the required form with signature. 

There will be no additional cost for these credits.

Continuing education

Please find complete information regarding continuing education at the link provided below or 

email els2e@virginia.edu  Thank you. 

LINK to Continuing Education details. Please cursor to the program of interest. 


How to register for the program

Application for registration is made through your individual user profile created with the ILPPP website. Please create your profile, or get automated help to find your profile if you have forgotten your profile name or password: http://ilppp.virginia.edu/OREM/Registrant/SignIn
After you apply for registration you will receive an automated email confirming that ILPPP has received your application. Acceptance into a program is not automatic because capacity limitations and public mental health system needs are considered. After ILPPP formally accepts a registrant  into the program they will receive a second automated email that confirms registration and includes invoice information and online payment instructions.
Before the program ILPPP will send further information to assist participant's planning. Questions about registration may go to els2e@virginia.edu 
Registration & Cancellation Fees and Refund Policy

Fees: Employees of Commonwealth of Virginia agencies and other invited public agencies: - $75.00.

Others - $195.00 

GROUP DISCOUNT is available: contact els2e@virginia.edu

Cancellation fee - $25.00.

A full registration fee refund will be processed only if the registrant has submitted the cancellation notice to ILPPP no later than 7 days prior to the first day of the program. If registration is cancelled 6 days or less days prior there is a $25 cancellation service charge which will be deducted from the program’s registration fee. The remainder of the registration fee will be processed within 10 days following the end of the training program. Please allow 30 days following the end of the training program to receive the refund. Refunds will be processed according to the method of original payment (check, credit card or EDI-transfer).