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We are in the process of putting together a list of resilience-related resources. Please check back regularly as we update and add more resources.

Roots of Resilience Research Documents

Stories of Resilence Research Summary [.pdf]
Document summarizing the Stories of Resilience project.

Stories of Resilience Research Manual
Culture and Mental Health Research Unit
The Stories of Resilience Research Manual describes in detail the process and protocols used in the Stories of Resilience Study. Included in it are the interview protocol used in the Focus Groups and Individual Interviews. Part 1 describes in full the details and the methodology of the project. Part 2 consists of all the materials used to conduct the research.

Stories Resilience Research Manual Part 1 [.pdf]
Stories Resilience Research Manual Part 2 [.pdf]

New Zealand Project Brochure

This information brochure gives a brief description of the New Zealand component of the Roots of Resilience Project
New Zealand Information Brochure [.pdf]


Mar 2009 | Eastern Door article, Mar 13, 2009 | Seneca Elder and scholar Mike Myers in Kahnawake Richard Tardif. Eastern Door Article March 2009 [.pdf]

Feb 2009 | Eastern Door article, Feb 13, 2009 | Stories of Resilience, Healing and Transformation: Aboriginal Resilience Lecture Series focuses on oral history and storytelling to shape worldview by Richard TardifEastern Door Article Feb. 09 [.pdf]

May 2008 | Eastern Door article, Vol. 17, No. 17, May 9, 2008, by Morgan Kahentonni PhillipsEastern Door Article, May 08 [.pdf]

April 2008 | Posters presented at the First Nations, Inuit and Métis Health Research Meeting in Montreal on April 16th-18th.

Roots of Resilience Poster [.pdf]
Stories of Resilience Poster [.pdf]

Resilience Related Literature

Ajunnginiq Centre, & Korhonen, M. (2007). Resilience: Overcoming challenges and moving on positively. Ottawa: Ontario: National Aboriginal Health Organization. PDF link

Fleming, J., & Ledogar, R. (2008). Resilience, an evolving concept: A review of literature relevant to Aboriginal research. Pimatisiwin, 6(2), 7-24.

Landau, J. (2007). Enhancing resilience: Families and communities as agents for change. Family Process, 46(3), 351-365.

Luthar, S. S., & Brown, P. J. (2007). Maximizing resilience through diverse levels of inquiry: Prevailing paradigms, possibilities, and priorities for the future. Development and Psychopathology, 19(3), 931-955.

Luthar, S. S., Cicchetti, D., & Becker, B. (2000). The construct of resilience: A critical evaluation and guidelines for future work. Child Development, 71(3), 534-562.

MacDonald, N., Glode, J., & Wien, F. (2005). Respecting Aboriginal families: Pathways to resilience in customs adoption and family group conferencing. In M. Ungar (Ed.), Handbook for Working with Children and Youth: Pathways to resilience across cultures and contexts (pp. 357-370). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Masten, A. S. (2001). Ordinary magic: Resilience processes in development. American Psychologist 56(3), 227-238.

Rutter, M. (2007). Resilience, competence, and coping. Child Abuse & Neglect, 31(3), 205-209.

Ungar, M. (2008). Resilience across Cultures. British Journal of Social Work, 38, 218-235.

Walker, B., Carpenter, S., Anderies, J., Abel, N., Cumming, G., Janssen, M., et al. (2002). Resilience management in social-ecological systems: A working hypothesis for a participatory approach [Electronic Version]. Conservation Ecology, 6. Retrieved December 12, 2007 from

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