Exploring, Understanding, Overcoming

About the Program

The Life Paths Research Center is a research institute devoted to learning about the ways that people develop personal strengths and cope with adversity, especially in Appalachia and other rural communities.

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Recent Findings

Interested in the Resilience Portfolio Model measures? We have made all of our measures available for anyone to use!

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Training & Technical Assistance

Dr. Sherry Hamby, Director of Life Paths, is available for training and technical assistance. Dr. Hamby can provide training on resilience portfolios, evidence-based approaches to prevention and intervention to promote resilience, poly-victimization, gender issues in violence, and using strengths-based approaches for rural and low-income communities. She works across the lifespan, from early childhood to late life.

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To contact us: lifepaths@sewanee.edu or (931) 463-1610
For ResilienceCon related questions, please contact our Conference Administrator, Elizabeth Taylor, at resilienceconoffice@gmail.com or (931) 463-1686

Our Institutional Collaborators

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