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95. Strengthening Resilience in Times of Adversity

95. Strengthening Resilience in Times of Adversity

95. Strengthening Resilience in Times of Adversity

Nancy Manix, JD; Palix Foundation; Calgary, Canada

Learning objectives:
  1. Unpack the science behind the three aspects of the Resilience Scale Metaphor and explain the dynamic forces that influence resilience over time.

  2. Discuss what is the resilience scale metaphor is and how can it be applied.

  3. Explore how this resilience work can be used as a tool for clinical practice and to shift systems.


A growing body of science suggests that resilience is critical for leading a healthy, thriving life. Nancy Mannix and the Alberta Family Wellness Initiative have recently published a research study on “Early Learnings About Uses for the Resilience Scale Metaphor in Practice.” The Resilience Scale metaphor is a powerful tool to demonstrate how negative experiences and adversity can be counterbalanced by positive experiences and improving skills and abilities. Join Nancy as she shares the resilience scale framework – how it has been designed and can be applied to make a quantifiable difference in peoples’ lives.


Nancy Mannix, BA 

Nancy Mannix is the Chair and Patron of the Palix Foundation, a private foundation whose philanthropy aims to ultimately support improved health and wellness outcomes for all children and families. The Foundation, through the Alberta Family Wellness Initia-tive, focuses on creating alignments between science, policy and practice in the areas of brain development and its implications for child development, mental health and addiction ultimately generating changes at an individual, organizational and systems level. The work Nancy has done with the Palix Foundation has garnered some prestigious awards such as the 2015 Canadian Medical Award for Excellence in Health Promotion; the 2014 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta’s Circle on Mental Health and Addiction True Leader-ship Award; the 2013 Certificate of Recognition by the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; 2010-2011 President’s Award, Canadian Mental Health Association and the 2006 Medal for Exceptional Contribution for Early Childhood Development by the Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development. Nancy has served as a member of the Alberta Innovates-Health Solutions Board and her long career and highly regarded work in the charitable sector has included a number of organizations such as the Calgary Health Trust and the Canada West Foundation. She has also served on numerous boards including the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research and the Alberta Bone and Joint Health Institute. Nancy has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of San Diego and a Juris Doctor Degree from Seattle University.


MEETING ID: 858 6520 0828

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