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The Oasis brothers: Father’s abuse explains feud, resilience could end it

Posted on Nov 22, 2017 in Blog

The Oasis brothers: Father’s abuse explains feud, resilience could end it In this 2008 photo, Liam Gallagher of Oasis performs during a concert in Los Angeles. Noel is seen on the screen behind him. The brothers have a notoriously dysfunctional relationship. Could their father’s documented abuse of their mother explain the animosity? (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) Ramona Alaggia, University of Toronto Liam Gallagher was in Toronto recently to perform songs from his solo album. As I took in the show, it all came back: The epic battles, still ongoing, between the infamous Liam and his brother...

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Podcast on Resilience, Children & Domestic Violence – What’s Oasis got to do with it?

Posted on Nov 13, 2017 in Podcast

What does Oasis, the 90s British super-group ruled by infamous brothers Liam and Noel Gallagher, have to do with resilience, children and domestic violence? Listen to Dr. Ramona Alaggia as she makes the surprising connections between the Gallagher brothers’ childhood experiences and her work at Make Resilience Matter. OTHER MEDIA Listen to the podcast on...

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For children exposed to IPV, “escape” equals resilience

Posted on Jun 5, 2017 in Blog

We all love to “escape” occasionally, although many of us feel pangs of guilt about what can feel like a bit of self-indulgence.  In fact, if you Google “escapism,” you’ll find dozens of sites on “dealing with escapism” and “leaving your fantasy escapism world for reality.” The message is clear: escapism can quickly morph from fun into full-on avoidance behaviour. But for children who live in homes with intimate partner violence (IPV), escapism can mean psychological survival—and can be a critical part of the resilience process. That’s one of the findings we report in “The lie is that it’s...

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