The science and power of hope
The Science and Power of Hope with Professor Chan M. Hellman, Ph.D., Director - The Hope Research Center will present on current research on the application of hope theory.
Hope is an important protective factor that enables students and families to thrive. It is also an important coping resource to vicarious trauma and burnout among education and service providers. Hope is the most predictive indicator of well-being in a person’s life in all the research done on trauma, illness, and resiliency. This workshop will present the science of hope as a psychological strength in our ability to cope with traumatic experiences and flourish toward future goals. This seminar will show how hope: (1) predicts adaptive outcomes; and. (2) buffers the effects of adversity. Participants will learn the steps to assess, teach and nurture.