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Resiliency and bouncing back from adversity

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Richmond Hospital

7000 Westminster Highway

Richmond, BC V6X 1A2

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Resilience is a remarkable construct – an overarching metaphor that touches on the arenas of stress, neural plasticity, emotional health, recovery, healing, mental illness, adaptation, defendedness, and therapy. It is relevant to everyone in most every role and regardless of age: teachers, therapists, youth workers, parents, support workers, etc. Fresh understandings are coming to the fore as we glean more working knowledge of the brain as well as the nature of emotion. The implications for working with children are profound, never mind the implications for dealing with stress in our own lives and in the lives of our loved ones.

Dr. Deborah MacNamara is the author of the best selling book 'Rest, Play, Grow: Making Sense of Preschoolers (or anyone who acts like one)', is on Faculty at the Neufeld Institute, and is the Director of Kid’s Best Bet, a Counselling and Family Resource Center.

Deborah travels nationally and internationally, speaking to child and adolescent development issues to groups including the United Nations and the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education. She regularly speaks to parents, educators, child care professionals, social workers, foster and adopt community, and health care professionals, sharing her insight and passion for making sense of kids. She is a developmentalist at heart who is continually fascinated by the mysteries and beauty inherent in human maturation.


**Doors open at 6:30**

**free parking in the Gravel Lot off of Westminster Highway**

***Please contact Tina at 604-314-3285 by Sept. 21st for childminding***

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