Recent Submissions

  • Creating a Narrative-Based Practice Culture Across a Youth Serving Agency: The Phoenix Youth Program's Story 

    Little, Alison, Lesley Hartman, and Michael Ungar. 2008. "Creating a Narrative-Based Practice Culture Across a Youth Serving Agency: The Phoenix Youth Program's Story." Residential Treatment for Children & Youth 25(4): 319-332.
    This article details a series of seven workshops held to stimulate conversations about narrative therapy and its application to work with youth in non-clinical residential and community settings. These workshops were ...
  • Validation of the Child and Youth Resilience Measure-28 (CYRM-28) Among Canadian Youth 

    Liebenberg, Linda, Michael Ungar, and Fons Van de Vijver. 2012. "Validation of the Child and Youth Resilience Measure-28 (CYRM-28) Among Canadian Youth." Research on Social Work Practice 22(2): 219-226.
    Objectives: This article presents the validation of the 28-item Child and Youth Resilience Measure (CYRM-28) among two Canadian samples of youth with complex needs. Method: The CYRM-28 was administered to two groups of ...
  • The Social Construction of Resilience Among “Problem†Youth in Out-of-Home Placement: A Study of Health-Enhancing Deviance 

    Ungar, Michael. 2001. "The Social Construction of Resilience Among “Problem†Youth in Out-of-Home Placement: A Study of Health-Enhancing Deviance." Child & Youth Care Forum 30(3): 137-154.
    Case studies of 43 youth with experience in child welfare, mental health, and correctional settings examined how resilience is socially constructed by participants and their caregivers. The deviant behaviors of these youth ...
  • Patterns of Abuse Disclosure among Youth 

    Ungar, Michael, Ken Barter, Sheri M. McConnell, Leslie M. Tutty, et al. 2009. "Patterns of Abuse Disclosure among Youth." Qualitative Social Work 8(3): 341-356.
    Evaluation forms completed by youth following participation in abuse prevention programming by the Canadian Red Cross (RespectED) offer a unique opportunity to explore disclosure strategies among a diverse national sample ...
  • Studying Resilience across Cultures 

    Ungar, Michael, Sharon E. Clark, Wai-Man Kwong, Alexander Makhnach, et al. 2005. "Studying Resilience across Cultures." Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work 14(3-4): 1-19.
    This paper details the challenges researchers with the International Resilience Project encountered investigating resilience across cultures & contexts. The paper recounts the experiences of the global team who came together ...
  • Unique Pathways To Resilience Across Cultures 

    Ungar, Michael, Marion Brown, Linda Liebenberg, Rasha Othman, et al. 2007. "Unique Pathways To Resilience Across Cultures." Adolescence 42(166): 287-310.
    An international mixed methods study of resilience of 14 sites in eleven countries identified seven tensions that youth resolve in culturally specific ways. Resolution of these tensions is foundational to experiences of ...
  • Supervision Challenges When Supervisors Are Outside Supervisees' Agencies 

    Ungar, Michael, and Lou Costanzo. 2007. "Supervision Challenges When Supervisors Are Outside Supervisees' Agencies." Journal of Systemic Therapies 26(2): 68-83.
    Supervision may be provided by either insiders to the organizations from which supervisees come (employed by the agencies themselves), outsiders (privately contracted by supervisees to provide supervision) or embedded ...
  • What Canadian youth tell us about disclosing abuse 

    Ungar, Michael, Leslie M. Tutty, Sheri McConnell, Ken Barter, et al. 2009. "What Canadian youth tell us about disclosing abuse." Child abuse & neglect 33(10): 699-708.
    Objective: To report findings from a study of anonymous disclosures of abuse experiences among a national sample of youth in Canada who participated in violence prevention programming Methods: A qualitative analysis was ...
  • Analysing image-based data using grounded theory: the Negotiating Resilience Project 

    Liebenberg, Linda, Nora Didkowsky, and Michael Ungar. 2012. "Analysing image-based data using grounded theory: the Negotiating Resilience Project." Visual Studies 27(1): 59-74.
    The use of image-based methods in social science research is gaining increasing prominence, with much being written about the implementation of these methods in the field. To date however, little has been published regarding ...
  • Caregivers, Young People with Complex Needs, and Multiple Service Providers: A Study of Triangulated Relationships 

    Ungar, Michael, Linda Liebenberg, Nicole Landry, and Janice Ikeda. 2012. "Caregivers, Young People with Complex Needs, and Multiple Service Providers: A Study of Triangulated Relationships." Family process 51(2): 193-206.
    Five patterns of service provider-caregiver-adolescent interaction are discussed using qualitative interviews and file review data from 44 youth with complex needs who were clients of more than one psychosocial service ...
  • Children's Resilience-Related Beliefs as a Predictor of Positive Child Development in the Face of Adversities: Implications for Interventions to Enhance Children's Quality of Life 

    Lee, Tak-yan, Wai-man Kwong, Chau-kiu Cheung, Michael Ungar, et al. 2010. "Children's Resilience-Related Beliefs as a Predictor of Positive Child Development in the Face of Adversities: Implications for Interventions to Enhance Children's Quality of Life." Social Indicators Research 95(3): 437-453.
    This paper reports the findings of a longitudinal childhood resilience study which investigated the relationship between resilience-related beliefs and positive child development. Three waves of data collection (T1, T2, ...
  • Patterns of service use, individual and contextual risk factors, and resilience among adolescents using multiple psychosocial services 

    Ungar, Michael, Linda Liebenberg, Peter Dudding, Mary Armstrong, et al. 2013. "Patterns of service use, individual and contextual risk factors, and resilience among adolescents using multiple psychosocial services." Child abuse & neglect 37(2-3): 150-159.
    Background: Very little research has examined the relationship between resilience, risk, and the service use patterns of adolescents with complex needs who use multiple formal and mandated services such as child welfare, ...
  • The Study of Youth Resilience Across Cultures: Lessons from a Pilot Study of Measurement Development 

    Ungar, Michael, Linda Liebenberg, Roger Boothroyd, Wai Man Kwong, et al. 2008. "The Study of Youth Resilience Across Cultures: Lessons from a Pilot Study of Measurement Development." Research in Human Development 5(3): 166-180.
    Resilience researchers from diverse disciplines and cultural settings face formidable challenges in conceptualizing and developing standardized metrics of resilience that are representative of adolescent and young adult ...
  • Risk, Resilience and Outdoor Programmes for At-Risk Children 

    Ungar, Michael, Camille Dumond, and Wanda McDonald. 2005. "Risk, Resilience and Outdoor Programmes for At-Risk Children." Journal of Social Work 5(3): 319-338.
    Summary: In this article we explore a continuum of interventions that offer at-risk children & youth experience in outdoor wilderness environments. Though these experiences are thought to enhance the well-being of participants, ...
  • Adolescents' Precocious and Developmentally Appropriate Contributions to Their Families' Well-Being and Resilience in Five Countries 

    Ungar, Michael, Linda Theron, and Nora Didkowsky. 2011. "Adolescents' Precocious and Developmentally Appropriate Contributions to Their Families' Well-Being and Resilience in Five Countries." Family Relations 60(2): 231-246.
    An exploratory qualitative study of 16 disadvantaged youth in 5 countries suggests that making both precocious and developmentally appropriate contributions to their families' well-being is advantageous to adolescents ...
  • DRIFTING TOWARD MENTAL HEALTH: High-Risk Adolescents and the Process of Empowerment 

    Ungar, Michael, and Eli Teram. 2000. "DRIFTING TOWARD MENTAL HEALTH: High-Risk Adolescents and the Process of Empowerment." Youth & Society 32(2): 228.
    Interviews with 41 high-risk adolescents explained the link between the process of empowerment and mental health. Participants in this study demonstrated how aspects of power that enhance the construction of health-promoting ...
  • Introduction to a Special Issue of Research in Human Development: Resilience and Positive Development across the Life Span: A View of the Issues 

    Ungar, Michael, and Richard M. Lerner. 2008. "Introduction to a Special Issue of Research in Human Development: Resilience and Positive Development across the Life Span: A View of the Issues." Research in Human Development 5(3): 135-138.
    The article discusses various reports published within the issue, including one on the study which identify patterns of change associated with Positive Youth Development (PYD), contribution and risks/problem behaviors, and ...
  • Assessing Resilience Across Cultures Using Mixed Methods: Construction of the Child and Youth Resilience Measure 

    Ungar, Michael, and Linda Liebenberg. 2011. "Assessing Resilience Across Cultures Using Mixed Methods: Construction of the Child and Youth Resilience Measure." Journal of Mixed Methods Research 5(2): 126-149.
    An international team of investigators in 11 countries have worked collaboratively to develop a culturally and contextually relevant measure of youth resilience, the Child and Youth Resilience Measure (CYRM-28). The team ...
  • A Deeper, More Social Ecological Social Work Practice 

    Ungar, Michael. 2002. "A Deeper, More Social Ecological Social Work Practice." Social Service Review 76(3): 480-497.
    Although an ecological model of social work practice has been important to the profession since the 1970s, advances in ecological theory based on developments in deep ecology (Naess 1989) and social ecology (Bookchin 1980, ...
  • A Reply to Geoffrey Greif 

    Ungar, Michael. 2003. "A Reply to Geoffrey Greif." Social Service Review 77(2): 309-311.
    Replies to Geoffrey L. Greif's (2003) critique of the author's (2002) deeper ecological approach toward conducting social work. Greif's perception of Carol Meyer's & Edgar Auerswald's work as important for associating ...

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