Coping and Resilience 2009

Conceived and directed by Dr. Venkat Pulla, in his capacity as the President of the Conference, The Coping & Resilience International Conference Dubrovnik brought together practitioners, researchers, community activists and academics working in the trans-disciplinary area of human coping with diverse challenging life circumstances and interested in the fascinating capacity of human resilience to most adverse life events. The conference aimed to advance evidence-based practices in resilience promotion and hope building. It looked at interplay of individual, family, community and social responsibility factors in resilience and provided directions for future practice and research. It has created the most stimulating forum for people interested in the central themes of coping and resilience The C&R Conference Dubrovnik 2009 attracted participants from all continents keen to advance collaboration and networking among different regions and professional fields. The conference was held from 3rd to 6th October, 2009, in the world famous area of Dubrovnik, at the location in Cavtat which is the pearl of the south Adriatic Sea.

About Dr. Venkat Pulla
Dr Venkat Pulla is an Indian born Australian Human Services Mgt Consultant and motivational speaker. He is the Principal of Impetus Global Consulting and founder of Brisbane Institute of Strengths-based practice that offers – training in Strengths approach in human services. and offers grounded theory Master Classes globally. Impetus Global is currently addressing two service programmes for International Students coming into Australian Universities. Venkat has been utilising Appreciative Inquiry in Middle and Senior Management Training in Strategic Leadership, and has undertaken a six-week OvationNet AI Workshop under the workshop leadership with David Cooperrider, in the Spring of 2011. Venkat was Head of the School of Social Work, Northern Territory University, and taught At Australian Catholic University, Charles Sturt & at Sunshine Coast and tutored at Griffith. He is a Tata Dorabji Merit scholar from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (India). Research interests: Human coping & resilience, green social work. He has co-edited volumes on Strengths-based practice, 2012; Perspectives on coping and resilience , 2013; Theories, experiences, and challenges in community work , 2014; Advancing social work in mental health through strengths-based practice, 2014; Some aspects of community empowerment and resilience, 2015; and the Lhotsampa People of Bhutan-Resilience and Survival, 2016 and is editing 'Discrimination, Challenge and Response', 2019, (Palgrave- Macmillan.) As an academic, he makes significant contributions to Social Work education to SAARC countries. He has published with Sage, Routledge, Macmillan, Palgrave, and Wilfred Laurier Press- Canada; Primrose Hall- UK and Australia; Fernwood, California and others in Asia. He is a recipient of NAPSWI – India Lifetime achievement award 2015, and Karma veer Puraskar,-Global Indian Social Worker Award-2008. https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0395-9973 Scopus Author ID: 56007950700

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