Save the date! ResilienceCon 2021 will be held April 11-13, 2021 in beautiful Nashville, TN.
General Submission Deadline: November 2, 2020, 11:59 PM CST
Late-Breaking Submission Deadline: January 22, 2021, 11:59 PM CST
Any abstracts submitted in 2020 are automatically accepted for 2021. As the deadlines draw near, we will provide an opportunity for you to edit your previously submitted abstract should you find the need.
Introducing new to 2021, ResilienceCon Poster Awards!
Best Research Poster
Most Groundbreaking Poster
Most Practice-Relevant Poster
ResilienceCon™ is a new approach to conferences that offers a variety of traditional and innovative formats. ResilienceCon is an international conference that offers opportunities to interact with colleagues who are interested in strengths-based approaches to understanding, preventing, and responding to violence and other adversities.
Join us in Nashville for ResilienceCon 2021! ResilienceCon™ focuses on strengths-based approaches for research, prevention, and intervention on violence and other adversities. All ResilienceCon sessions are interview-based. Every session makes time for moderated interviews of the presenters, followed by an audience Q&A. The format makes space for:
Where participants hear about lessons learned, professional stories
What it really takes to successfully implement a project or intervention.
ResilienceCon is targeted to Social Workers, Psychologists, Mental Health Professionals, students, and related fields such as education, sociology, criminology, women & gender studies, and public health. The program offers content at Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Levels.
Learning Objectives for 2021:
1) Describe strengths-based approaches for overcoming adversity.
2) Identify evidence-based protective factors contributing to resilience.
3) Describe program considerations for different settings, such as schools, communities, and clinics.
4) Compare pros and cons of different models & programs for resilience.
5) Explain the ways that resilience and social justice priorities overlap.
“ResilienceCon in the best conference ever!!! It has awesome topics, great atmosphere, amazing discussions, excellent research, fabulous connections and opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration, inspirational stories, and accomplished speakers from different fields, states, and countries. What else? Of course – resilience in practice!!! Supportive, caring, kind, and generous people all around you! It’s the first time at a conference where I felt so inspired, cried, and let myself be fully me- unapologetically authentic, where your life pathway emerged clear and purposeful as you watch in awe your amazing transformation!!! Talking about life-work balance; it all became clear and integrated. I left humbled, thankful, inspired, fully charged, full of ideas, and with many more connections to amazing people doing fantastic things to improve our world. I’m attending again for sure! Come join us!”
Susana Marischal, PhD, Associate Professor, Indiana University School of Social Work
“ResCon is a special space and I felt really fortunate to be around other researchers and clinicians doing important community-based and justice-focused work.”
Devin English, PhD, Assistant Professor, Hunter College
“The day after ResilienceCon I’m still processing the thoughts triggered by the total experience. Memories of amazing people and ideas are swimming in the sea of my awareness and competing for my attention with the mundane callings to which I have returned.
I am home though, with a greater appreciation for my privilege, not as white, elderly male, but as a person lucky enough to have been branded early in life with a searing desire to help people. One of the perks of that inclination is spending time with others who are so dedicated to relieving the suffering of others. Every person I encountered at the conference showed their compassion tattoos proudly. We were one, not because of our similarities but because we didn’t allow our differences to make any difference. I’m reminded of the proverb, ‘As sword sharpens sword, so one [person] sharpens another.’
I’m especially grateful for the work quality of many of the presenters who were more devoted to empirical research then me. The brevity and conciseness of their presentations seduced the data-friendly part of my brain while being merciful to my short attention span for this type of information.
Most importantly to me, a safe space was created for making meaningful connections with others. I took a deep dive into the mental landscapes and heart languages of some individuals, and I was able to see how they arrived at unique understandings that I would have rejected out of hand in the past.”
Tom Bissonnette, MSW, Executive Director, Young & Wiser, Chattanooga, TN.
The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence called ‘connectedness’ “the golden thread that ran through all of the presentations and discussions at ResilienceCon,” and we can’t wait to continue that theme into 2021!
We are seeking conference proposals on all aspects of resilience, strengths, well-being, and adversity in individuals, families, and communities. See the Call for Submissions for detailed topics.
We hope to see you in Nashville, one of the most vibrant and exciting cities in the United States!
— Sherry Hamby, Victoria Banyard, and Nicole Yuan, Co-Chairs of ResilienceCon.
We are pleased to announce the following co-sponsors of ResilienceCon:
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