The Author Michael Ungar, PhD, is the Research paper outline on martin luther king jr Research Chair in Child, Family, and Community Resilience and Professor of Social Work at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. He is also the founder and Director of the Resilience Research Centre which supports ground-breaking research on resilience, program evaluation, training and program design in dozens of countries around the world. What Works: A Manual for Designing Programs that Build Resilience What Works is an easy-to-use guide that is ideal for anyone working with children and families in social service or humanitarian settings, as well as community facilitators, counselors, and policy makers.
If you wish to obtain a hardcopy please place an order. This email address is being protected from spambots. A quote will be sent before your order is processed. Video Interviews with Successful Program Designers Each of the videos is also a case study in the manual. The Seven Steps of Program Design What Works describes in detail seven steps for designing great programs that build resilience.
To help explain each step, the manual compares program design to cooking for a hungry family. Step 1: Choose a Program Just as a great cook knows what people want to eat, the best programs are designed to address people’s most important problems. These will be the problems that people are the most motivated to change. Much like a meal plan, or menu, it provides you with a map to ensure that program activities create desirable outcomes. Step 3: Gather Your Resources Every meal starts with a trip to the market or the garden.
Step 4: Build Links from Your Program to Other Services and Supports Great cooks rely on other family and friends to help with meal preparation. Step 5: Adapt Your Program to the Local Context Just as great cooks change recipes to suit local tastes, programs that build resilience change to fit the culture and context of their participants. Step 6: Track Your Success Empty plates and heaps of praise tell cooks that their food has been appreciated. Program designers also need ways of measuring their success. Regardless of what evidence is produced, the goal is always the same: convince young people, families, communities, and funders that a program that builds resilience has value and is worth the investment of their time and money.
Step 7: Plan for Sustainability Cooks design their kitchens to prepare food day-after-day. Program designers create resilience-promoting programs that last for years. An effective, well-designed program is one that is sustainable and reaches as many people as possible. A definition of resilience that emphasizes a systemic, social justice approach to program design. A discussion of seven principles that ensure that programs nurture and sustain resilience. A list of the seven most important processes that promote resilience.
Detailed instructions for the seven steps which designers use to create programs and ensure that they’re effective. Inspiring case studies of great programs gathered from around the world. A troubleshooting section that anticipates some of the challenges that may occur when using the manual in different settings and with different types of organizations. Guidance on how to monitor program outcomes and convince funders to keep funding programs that work. Have You Designed a Program that Builds Resilience? We would love to showcase the work of program designers from around the world whose programs are helping to build resilience. Send us a brief description of your program and, if you like, a link to a video about the work you are doing.
We’ll feature these programs on the Resilience Research Centre website so that other program designers can hear about your work. Introduces interdisciplinary study of global phenomena and the basic methods for their assessment. Analyzes survey of trans- national, -regional, and -geographic trends, perspectives, and content topics. Emphasizes the mechanisms of the transmission and causal relations of social, cultural, political, and scientific developments and their respective spheres of influence. Origins of Western civilization to the fall of Rome. Political, economic, social, and intellectual history of the Middle Ages. Cannot be taken for credit toward a history major if HSTAM 331 or 332 or 333 previously taken.