Anatomy of Resilience (Episode 164)


Doctors Brian and Giuseppe speak with Dr. Wayne Hammond, president of Resiliency Initiatives, about how parents can help their kids to "bounce back" from stressful situations by developing resilience.

  • What is resilience and why is it important?
  • The importance of challenges
  • Motivating kids to realize their potential
  • Dealing with difficult situations and difficult feelings
  • Family factors that promote resilience

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Over the past twenty years, Dr. Hammond has primarily worked with high-risk youth and their families with a focus on substance abuse and violence issues, as well as other related mental health concerns. He has served in clinical supervisory capacities, worked in a comprehensive residential treatment centre and has provided clinical services in an inpatient/outpatient forensic setting as well as an adolescent addiction program based in a hospital setting. He has published several scientific articles and has been an active lecturer with regards to various mental health concerns and the implications of strength-based practice related to working with complex adolescents and families as well as First Nation youth and their families.

Note: Posts on Family Anatomy are for education only, and are not intended to replace professional or medical advice. If you need to talk to someone about family or mental health issues, you can get a referral from your family doctor. Doctors Brian and Giuseppe discussed kids in general in this episode, but every child is unique; your experience may vary from that discussed in this episode.