ICD hosts 42nd Minnesota Symposium on Resilience in Development

Speakers at the 2022 Minnesota Symposium

ICD students, alumni, faculty, and noted scholars gathered for the 42nd Minnesota Symposium on Oct. 27 and 28. The topic for the 2022 Symposium was Resilience in Development: Pathways to Multisystem Integration. Over the two days, speakers gave lectures on understanding and promoting resilience in the development of diverse young people through multisystem, multilevel, and multidisciplinary approaches. The return of an in-person, biennial Symposium was welcomed by the ICD community and beyond, as it affords ICD students opportunities to engage with international thought leaders and participate in smaller, intimate gatherings.

Organizers for this year’s Symposium were ICD faculty Dante Cicchetti, PhD and Ann Masten, PhD as well as Fanita Tyrell, PhD, who completed her post-doctoral fellowship at ICD. They brought together a group of noteworthy researchers from around the world who delved into topics from confronting structural racism, immigrant youth acculturation, promoting culturally-sensitive research, and new theories and methods for researching resilience from a developmental and multisystem perspective.

Organizers and speakers of the 42nd Minnesota Symposium

The speakers and lectures this year included:

  • Velma McBride Murry of Vanderbilt University – Critical Examination of Resilience in African American Families: Adaptive Capacities to Navigate Toxic Oppressive Upstream Waters
  • Riana Elyse Anderson of University of Michigan – When the Rubber Band Can No Longer Function: Promoting Multisystemic Structural Resistance alongside Individual Resilience
  • Frosso Motti-Stefanidi of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece – Acculturation and Immigrant Youth School Resilience: A Multi-level Integration
  • Michael Ungar of Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada – Multisystemic Approaches to Researching Young People’s Resilience: Discovering Culturally and Contextually Sensitive Accounts of Thriving
  • Margaret Beale Spencer of University of Chicago – Leveraging Theory for Maximizing Resilience in African American Youth as well as Multisystem Efforts Intended to Provide Support: Applications of PVEST (Phenomenological variant of ecological systems theory)
  • Dylan Gee of Yale University – Leveraging Developmental Neuroscience to Promote Resilience among Youth
  • Fred Hasselman of Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands – Early Warning Signals in Phase Space: Geometric Resilience Loss Indicators from Multiplex Cumulative Recurrence Networks
  • Catherine Panter-Brick of Yale University – Multisystem Resilience for Youth in Humanitarian Crises: Energizing Research, Practice, and Policy