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The drought cycle; adaptation and strengthening resilience – Webinar
Wednesday 1 July 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Date:||Wednesday 1 July 2020|
10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Cost:||Free||Event category:||Past event|
Online - at your computer
Hear about the drought cycle, the cumulative challenges communities often face and key considerations at different stages of the drought cycle. Learn a bit about the psychology around adaptation in the face of this long-term stress and how to strengthen resilience and manage wellbeing through tough times.
More about the speakers
Dr David Younger, Clinical Psychologist
David is a clinical psychologist with extensive experience providing support and assistance to communities throughout Australia affected by natural disasters and emergencies. David places a focus on the social environment of community and the use of community networks and resources in driving support.
Dr Jacki Schirmer, Associate Professor, University of Canberra
Jacki is an Associate Professor at University of Canberra. She leads the Regional Wellbeing Survey, an annual survey examining the views of 13,000 rural and regional Australians about the liveability and resilience of their community, and their own wellbeing and resilience. Jacki’s personal research interests focus on understanding the social dimensions of natural resource management, particularly how people’s access to and use of natural resources affects their health and wellbeing, and the impacts of events such as drought.