Jan Höltge is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Resilience Research Centre. Jan completed both his Bachelor in Psychology and Master in Environmental, Social and Clinical Psychology at the University of Vienna, Austria. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical and Positive Psychology at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. He has joined the Resilience Research Centre supported by the Early Postdoc.Mobility Scholarship granted by the Swiss National Science Foundation. Jan is passionately interested in how stressful circumstances can have positive effects on human life, especially resilience-enhancement, ranging from daily hassles to traumatic experiences. While taking a lifespan perspective, he has a focus on higher age, the long-term effects of early life stress and the positive effects of collective adversities on social values and behaviors. Additionally, he is interested in how the physical environment contributes to human resilience and wellbeing.
Download at no charge an online copy of Dr. Michael Ungar's newest resilience publication What Works: A Manual for Designing Programs that Build Resilience. Hard copies are also available.
The Resilience Youth in Stressed Environments (RYSE) Project website has now launched!
Oil and gas production and climate change have large impacts on social, economic and environmental systems that affect young people’s mental health and overall wellbeing. To better understand these complex relationships at both ends of the carbon cycle (production and consumption), the five-year multinational CIHR funded Resilient Youth in Stressed Environments (RYSE) research project will study the resilience of young people in Canada and South Africa. Visit the website now:
Building Resilience Against Violent Extremism (BRAVE Measure)
The Building Resilience Against Violent Extremism (BRAVE) measure is now available for download. BRAVE is a brief questionnaire tool that can be used to assess risk and protective factors for young people’s resilience to violent extremism.
Check out the Child and Youth Refugee Research Coalition
The Child & Youth Refugee Research Coalition is a coalition started by the Resilience Research Centre's Dr. Michael Ungar to connect scholars, community partners and government agencies committed to promoting the successful integration of refugee children, youth and their families. While the Coalition was formed to contribute meaningfully to policies and interventions to facilitate the integration of recently arrived Syrian refugees to Canada, it has a much larger goal of helping all young refugees succeed, both in Canada and around the world.
Thank you to all who attended #PTRIV! We welcomed over 400 guests and 300 presenters from 54 countries to Cape Town to participate in our events. Your voices were integral to furthering the conversation around resilience.