• Violence Prevention and Resilience Study

    Awareness and Action: An Exploration of Violence Prevention Training and the Cultivation of Resilience Researchers:Alun Rees, Rex Shelburne, Stephanie Shelburne; LiveLifeResources and UNCFoundation Brief Description: There is a growing body of literature suggesting exposure to both interpersonal...

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  • The Awareness and Action Project

    The purpose of LLR’s Awareness and Action project is to provide research and actionable resources for increased individual and community resilience through the prevention of violence in schools, workplaces, and communities. This 8-week modular training has been developed to assist in the...

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This purpose of this study is to explore the effects of implementing a meaningful practice of writing and writing development on the experience of aging.

We are looking for individuals age 65 and up to participate in an 8-week course on writing and writing development. Participants will first participate in a short introductory webinar and then be guided to choose their own topic and desired style of writing; whether autobiographical, creative, or other form of written record. Over the course of the remaining 7 week timeframe, participants will write and share their experiences, insights, and if desired, written endeavors.

Data will be gathered via questionnaires and surveys, prior to course participation, midway, upon completion, and three months post completion.

This study will take place entirely online within LiveLifeResources Learning Management System (LifeWiseU), and as such, does not require any travel. This study does require the use of technology to participate.

Contact Information: For more information please contact: Paul Dunn, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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Volunteers and participants are needed to help us answer important questions about things that impact health, vitality, and resilient living.  Your participation will help add to the much-needed resources on resilience and improve the health of individuals, families, and ultimately communities.

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  • The Virtues of Sadness

    In the early 1990's a small handful of researchers and practitioners began questioning the inherent focus on pathology in the world of Psychology and Psychotherapy. Researchers like Seligman and Csikszentmihalyi argued the benefits of helping people focus on their strengths to create richer more...

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Human resilience is the ability to muster your inner resources in order to ‘bounce back’ from adversity.

It is that almost indefinable quality that allows a person, place, or thing to be beaten down by some of the experiences of life, yet come back with the resolve to carry on to bigger and better things.

Resilience has been defined as: ‘The process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress and bouncing back from difficult experiences.’ (APA, 2016).