Think Talk: Family Risk and Resilience During the Covid-19 Pandemic
Tuesday, July 25 2023 7.30pm - 8.30pm
The COVID-19 pandemic has created multiple, ongoing challenges to family relationships. Drawing on data tracking families prior to and during the pandemic, this talk will outline the many ways the pandemic increased the risk of harmful family processes, and the factors that helped families remain resilient. Families with pre-existing vulnerabilities (e.g., relationship insecurities) who faced greater pandemic-related stress (e.g., financial strain) experienced greater relationship problems and family-based aggression when quarantined in the home. However, resilience factors, such as effective emotion regulation and supportive coparenting, counteracted the detrimental effects of stress on family health and well-being. The talk will close by summarising the factors that need to be addressed to mitigate the adverse effects of stress on families.
About Professor Nickola Overall
Nickola Overall is a Professor at the University of Auckland. Her research focuses on identifying how relationship difficulties can be overcome to build healthy and happy families. This includes how couples can effectively support each other, resolve conflict, and overcome dysfunctional patterns arising from stress and insecurity. For more information visit www.reach.auckland.ac.nz
Please register for this talk so we can plan seating for the expected numbers. A small donation on arrival at the door is appreciated.