Publications

 

Read more about the process of conducting PAR with youth and the community organisations that serve them in the Special Issue of IJQM on Meaningful Engagement of Youth in Research! 

Books

Cover, Youth Resilience and Culture

Theron, L., Liebenberg, L., and Ungar, M. (Eds.) (2015). Youth Resilience and Culture – Commonalities and Complexities. New York, NY: Springer.

Cover, Researching Resilience

L. Liebenberg and M. Ungar (Eds) (2009), Researching Resilience. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Cover, Resilience in Action

L. Liebenberg, and M. Ungar (Eds) (2008), Resilience in Action: Working with youth across cultures and contexts. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.


Book Chapters

Liebenberg, L., Wood, M., & Wall, D. (in press). Participatory Action Research with Indigenous youth and their communities. In R. Iphofen & M. Tolich (Eds.). Handbook of Qualitative Research Ethics. London: Sage.

Liebenberg, L., & Hutt-MacLeod, D. (2017). Aboriginal ccommunity development approaches in response to neoliberal policy: The example of Eskasoni Mental Health Services. In P. Dolan & N. Frost (Eds.), The Handbook of Global Child Welfare. London: Routledge.

Liebenberg, L. (2016). Researching resilience in a medical context: Understanding the social ecologies promoting positive outcomes. In M. Ferrari & C. DeMichelis (Eds.), Promoting Pediatric Resilience: Interdisciplinary Perspectives from Research and Practice (pp. 293-308). New York, NY: Springer.

Liebenberg, L., Ikeda, J., & Wood, M. (2015). “It’s just part of my culture”: Understanding language and land in the resilience processes of Aboriginal youth. In L. Theron, L. Liebenberg, & M. Ungar (Eds.), Youth Resilience and Culture – Commonalities and Complexities (pp. 105-116). New York, NY: Springer.

Theron. L., & Liebenberg, L. (2015). Understanding cultural contexts and their relationship to resilience processes. In L. Theron, L. Liebenberg, & M. Ungar (Eds.), Youth Resilience and Culture – Commonalities and Complexities (pp. 23-36). New York, NY: Springer.

Liebenberg, L., & Theron. L. (2015). Innovative qualitative explorations of culture and resilience. In L. Theron, L. Liebenberg, & M. Ungar (Eds.), Youth Resilience and Culture – Commonalities and Complexities (pp. 203-216). New York, NY: Springer.

Russell, P., Liebenberg, L., & Ungar, M. (2015). White out: The invisibility of white North American culture and resilience processes. In L. Theron, L. Liebenberg, & M. Ungar (Eds.), Youth Resilience and Culture – Commonalities and Complexities (pp. 131-142). New York, NY: Springer.

Whitman, S., & Liebenberg, L. (2015). Understanding the Experiences and Challenges of Former Child Soldiers Integrating into Canadian Society. In L. Theron, L. Liebenberg, & M. Ungar (Eds.), Youth Resilience and Culture – Commonalities and Complexities (pp. 157-170). New York, NY: Springer.

Liebenberg, L., & Ungar, M. (2014). Using mixed methods in research with young children across cultures and contexts. In O. N. Saracho (Ed.), Handbook of Research Methods in Early Childhood Education: Research methodologies (Volume 1; pp. 383-402). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Ungar, M., & Liebenberg, L. (2013). A Measure of Resilience with Contextual Sensitivity—The CYRM-28: Exploring the Tension Between Homogeneity and Heterogeneity in Resilience Theory and Research. In S. Prince-Embury & D. H. Saklofske (Eds.), Resilience in children, adolescents and adults: Translating research into practice (pp. 245-255). New York, NY: Springer.

Sanders, J., Munford, R., & Liebenberg, L. (2012). Young People, Their Families and Social Supports: Understanding Resilience with Complexity Theory. In M. Ungar (Ed.), The Social Ecology of Resilience: A Handbook of Theory and Practice (pp. 233-243). New York, NY: Springer.

Liebenberg, L., & Ungar, M. (2009). Introduction: The challenges of researching resilience. In L. Liebenberg & M. Ungar (Eds), Researching Youth Resilience (pp. 3-25). Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press.

Liebenberg, L. (2009). The Use of Image-Based Methods in Research with Youth. In L. Liebenberg and M. Ungar (Eds). Researching Youth Resilience (pp. 129-152). Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press.

Liebenberg, L., & Ungar, M. (2008). Understanding youth resilience in action: The way forward. In L. Liebenberg & M. Ungar (Eds), Resilience in Action: Working with youth across cultures and contexts (pp. 3-16). Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press.

Ungar, M., & Liebenberg, L. (2005). Resilience across Cultures: The mixed methods approach of the International Resilience Project. In M. Ungar (Ed.), Handbook for Working With Children and Youth Pathways to Resilience across Cultures and Contexts (pp. 211-226). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.


Peer-reviewed publications

Liebenberg, L., & Moore, J. C. (available online first). A social ecological measure of resilience for adults: The RRC-ARM. Social Indicators Research. DOI: 10.1007/s11205-016-1523-y [IF = 1.380]

Sanders, J., Munford, R., Thimasarn-Anwar, T., & Liebenberg, L. (available online first). Validation of the Child and Youth Resilience Measure (CYRM-28) on a sample of at-risk New Zealand Youth. Research on Social Work Practice. DOI: 10.1177/1049731515614102 [IF=1.586]

Boden, J. M., Sanders, J., Munford, R., & Liebenberg, L. (available online first). The same but different? Applicability of a General Resilience Model to Understand a Population of Vulnerable Youth. Child Indicators Research. DOI: 10.1007/s12187-016-9422-y [IF = 1.162]

Kazerooni Zand, B., Liebenberg, L., & Shamloo, Z. S. (2017). Validation of the factorial structure of the Child and Youth Resilience Measure (CYRM) for use with Iranian youth. Child Indicators Research, 10(3), 797-809. DOI: 10.1007/s12187-016-9412-0 [IF = 1.162]

Reich, J., Liebenberg, J., Denny, M., Battiste, H., Bernard, A., Christmas, K., Dennis, R., Denny, D., Knockwood, I., Nicholas, R., & Paul. H. (2017). In this together: Relational accountability and meaningful research and dissemination with youth. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 16, 1-12. DOI: 10.1177/1609406917717345 [IF: 0.769]

Liebenberg, L., Sylliboy, A., Davis-Ward, D., & Vincent, A. (2017). Meaningful engagement of Indigenous youth in PAR: The role of community partnerships. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 16, 1-16. DOI: 10.1177/1609406917704095 [IF: 0.769]

Hatala, A. R., Pearl, T., Bird-Naytowhow, K., & Liebenberg, L. (2017). The Future of Resilience among Urban Indigenous Youth. Qualitative Health Research. DOI: 10.1177/1049732317712489 [IF = 1.403]

Sanders, J., Munford, R., & Liebenberg, L. (2017). Positive youth development practices and better outcomes for high risk youth. Child abuse and neglect, 69, 201-212 [IF=2.57]

Collie, R. J., Martin, A. J., Bottrell, D., Armstrong, D., Ungar, M., & Liebenberg, L. (2017). Social support, academic adversity, and academic buoyancy: A person-centered analysis and implications for resilience and academic outcomes. Educational Psychology, 37(5), 550-564. DOI: 10.1080/01443410.2015.1127330. [IF=1.157]

Sanders, J., Munford, R., Liebenberg, L., & Ungar, M. (2017). The peer paradox: Implications for policy and practice of the tensions that peer relationships raise for vulnerable youth. Child & Family Social Work, 22(1), 3-14. DOI:10.1111/cfs.12188 [IF=1.086]

Boden, J. M., Sanders, J., Munford, R., Liebenberg, L., & McLeod, G. F. H. (2016). Paths to positive development: A model of outcomes in the New Zealand Youth Transitions study. Child Indicators research, 9(4), 889-911. DOI: 10.1007/s12187-015-9341-3. [IF= 1.162]

Liebenberg, L., Sanders, J., & Munford, J. (2016). A Positive Youth Development measure of Service Use Satisfaction for Youth: The 13-item Youth Services Satisfaction Measure (YSS-13). Children and Youth Services Review, 71, 84-92. DOI: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2016.10.031 [IF = 1.521]

Sanders, J., Munford, R., & Liebenberg, L. (2016). The role of schools in building resilience of at risk youth. International Journal of Educational Research, 80, 111-123. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijer.2016.10.002 [IF=1.244]

Liebenberg, L., Theron, L., Sanders, J., Munford, R., van Rensburg, A., Rothmann, S., & Ungar, M. (2016). Bolstering resilience through teacher-student interaction: Lessons for school psychologists. School Psychology International, 37(2), 140-154. DOI: 10.1177/0143034315614689 [SJR Score=.587]

Ungar, M., Theron, L., Liebenberg, L., Restrepo, A., Tian, G., Sanders, J., Munford, R., & Russell, S. (2015). Patterns of Individual Coping, Engagement with Social Supports, and Use of Formal Services among a Five-country Sample of Resilient Youth. Global Mental Health, 2, e21 doi:10.1017/gmh.2015.19.

Ungar, M., McGrath, P., Black, D., Sketris, I., Whitman, S., & Liebenberg, L. (2015). The Contribution Participatory Action Research Can Make to Knowledge Mobilization in Psychosocial Services for Children and Families. Qualitative social work, 14(5), 599-615. DOI: 10.1177/1473325014566842 [IF= 1.37]

Liebenberg, L., Sanders, J., Munford, R., & Thimasarn-Anwar, T. (2015). Validation of the Hektner Future Emotions Questions as a scale for use with youth in New Zealand. Child Indicators Research, 8(3), 641-655. DOI 10.1007/s12187-014-9269-z. [IF=1.038]

Sanders, J., Munford, R., Thimasarn-Anwar, T., Liebenberg, L., & Ungar M. (2015). The role of positive youth development practices in building resilience and enhancing wellbeing for at-risk youth. Submitted to Child Abuse and Neglect, 42, 40-53. [IF=2.135]

Liebenberg, L., Ikeda, J., & Ungar, M. (2015). The Discourse of Responsibilization and Youth At Risk. British Journal of Social Work, 45, 1006-1021 DOI:10.1093/bjsw/bct172. [IF= 1.19]

Porcelli, P., Ungar, M. Liebenberg, L., & Trepanier, N. (2014). (Micro)mobility, Disability and Resilience: Exploring Well-Being Among Youth with Physical Disabilities. Disability & Society, 29(6), 863-876. [IF= 1.33]

Liebenberg, L. Ungar, M., & Theron, L. (2014). Using video observation and photo elicitation interviews to understand obscured processes in the lives of resilient youth. Childhood, 21(4), 532 – 547. DOI: 10.1177/0907568213496652 [IF= 1.10]

Stevens, K., Munford, R., Sanders, J., Liebenberg, L., & Ungar, M. (2014). Change, relationships and implications for practice: The experiences of young people who use multiple services. International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies, 5(3), 447-465.

Sanders, J., Munford, R., Liebenberg, L., & Henaghan, M. (2014). Show some emotion? Ethical and emotional tensions in undertaking research with vulnerable youth. Field Methods, 26, 239-251. DOI: 10.1177/1525822X13516842 [IF= 1.11]

Ungar, M., Liebenberg, L., & Ikeda, J. (2014). Young People with Complex Needs: Designing Coordinated Interventions to Promote Resilience across Child Welfare, Juvenile Corrections, Mental Health and Education Services. British Journal of Social Work, 44, 675-693. DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcs147 [IF= 1.19]

Sanders, J., Munford, R., Liebenberg, L., & Ungar, M. (2014). Consistent Service Quality: The Connection between Service Quality, Risk, Resilience and Outcomes for Vulnerable Youth Clients of Multiple Services, Child Abuse and Neglect, 38, 687-697. DOI: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2013.10.024 [IF=1.61]

Theron, L.C., Liebenberg, L., & Malinidi, M. J. (2014). When schooling experiences are respectful of children’s rights: A pathway to resilience. School Psychology International, 35(3), 253-265. DOI: 10.1177/0142723713503254 [IF= 2.162]

Liebenberg, L., & Ungar, M. (2014). A Comparison of Service Use among Youth Involved with Juvenile Justice and Mental Health. Children and Youth Services Review, 39, 117-122. DOI: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2014.02.007 [IF= 1.37]

Thimasarn-Anwar, T., Sanders, J., Munford, R., Jones, G., & Liebenberg, L. (2014). Re-thinking late and lost to follow-up participants: the New Zealand youth transitions study. Journal of Youth Studies, 17(5), 626 – 641. DOI: 10.1080/13676261.2013.836593

Ungar, M., & Liebenberg, L. (2013). Ethnocultural Factors, Resilience and School Engagement. School Psychology International, 34(5), 514-526. DOI: 10.1177/0143034312472761 [IF= 2.162]

Ungar, M., & Liebenberg, L. (2013). Contextual Factors Related to School Engagement and Resilience: A Study of Canadian Youth with Compl60ex Needs. Journal of Child and Youth Development, 1(1), 3-26.

Ungar, M., Liebenberg, L., Armstrong, M., Dudding, P., & Van de Vijver, F. (2013). Patterns of Psychosocial Service Use: Individual and Contextual Risk factors, and Resilience among Adolescents Using Multiple Services. Child Abuse and Neglect, 37, 150-159. DOI: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2012.05.007 [IF=1.61].

Liebenberg, L., Ungar, M., & LeBlanc, J. C. (2013). The CYRM-12: A brief measure of resilience. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 104(2), 131-135. [IF= 1.560]

Cameron, C.A., Theron, L., Tapanya, S., Li, C., Lau, C., Liebenberg, L., & Ungar, M. (2013). Visual perspectives on majority world adolescent thriving. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 23(1), 149-161. DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-7795.2012.00794.x [IF= 2.471]

Ungar, M., Liebenberg, L., Landry, N., & Ikeda, J. (2012). Caregivers, young people with complex needs, and multiple service providers: A study of triangulated relationships. Family Process, 51(2), 193-206. DOI: 10.1111/j.1545-5300.2012.01395.x [IF= 1.727]

Liebenberg, L., Ungar, M., & Van de Vijver, F. R. R. (2012). Validation of the Child and Youth Resilience Measure-28 (CYRM-28) Among Canadian Youth with Complex Needs. Research on Social Work Practice, 22(2), 219-226. DOI: 10.1177/1049731511428619. [IF= 1.532]

Liebenberg, L., Didkowsky, N., & Ungar, M. (2012). Analysing visual data using grounded theory: An exemplar of the Negotiating Resilience Project. Visual Studies, 27(1), 59-74. DOI: 10.1080/1472586X.2012.642958

Cameron, A., Theron, L., Ungar, M., & Liebenberg, L. (2011). Adapting Visual Methodologies to Identify Youth Protective Processes in Negotiating Resilience across Cultures and Contexts. Australian Community Psychologist, 23(2), 68-84.

Theron, L., Cameron, C., Didkowsky, N. Lau, C., Liebenberg, L., & Ungar, M. (2011). A ‘day in the lives’ of four resilient youths: A study of cultural roots of resilience. Youth and Society, 43(3), 799–818. DOI: 10.1177/0044118X11402853. [IF= 1.816]

Liebenberg, L., & Ungar, M. (2011). Ethical concerns regarding participation of marginalized youth in research. Bulletin of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development, 1(59), 24-27.

Ungar, M., & Liebenberg, L., (2011). Assessing Resilience across Cultures Using Mixed-Methods: Construction of the Child and Youth Resilience Measure-28. Journal of Mixed-Methods Research, 5(2), 126-149. DOI: 10.1177/1558689811400607 [IF= 1.912]

Didkowsky, N., Ungar, M., & Liebenberg, L. (2010). Using Visual Methods to Capture Embedded Processes of Resilience for Youth across Cultures and Contexts. Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 19(1), 12-18.

Liebenberg, L. (2009). The visual image as discussion point: Increasing validity in boundary crossing research. Qualitative Research, 9(4), 441-467. DOI: 10.1177/1468794109337877. [IF= 1.426]

Ungar, M., & Liebenberg, L. (2009). Cross-cultural consultation leading to the development of a valid measure of youth resilience: The International Resilience Project. Studia Psychologica, 51(2-3), 259-268. [IF= 0.175]

Ungar, M., Liebenberg, L., Boothroyd, R., Kwong, W. M., Lee, T. Y., Leblanc, J., Duque, L. F., & Makhnach, A. (2008). The Study of Youth Resilience Across Cultures: Lessons from a pilot study of measurement development. Research in Human Development, 5(3), 166-180. [IF= 1.633]

Ungar, M., Brown, M., Liebenberg, L., Cheung, M., & Levine, K. (2008). Distinguishing Differences in Pathways to Resilience Among Canadian Youth. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 27(1), 1-13.

Cameron, A., Ungar, M., & Liebenberg, L. (2007). Cultural understandings of resilience: Roots for wings in the development of affective resources for resilience. In N. Carrey, and M. Ungar (Eds.). Resilience and its application to child and adolescent psychiatry. Monograph for the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 16(2), 285-302.

Ungar, M., Brown, M., Liebenberg, L., Othman, R., Kwong, W. M., Armstrong, M., & Gilgun, J. (2007). Unique pathways to resilience across cultures. Adolescence, 42(166), 287-310.

Liebenberg, L. (2006). The “us” and “them” in research: Can we get around it? Qualitative research in organizations and management, 1(2), 138-140.

Smit, A. G., & Liebenberg, L. (2003). Understanding the dynamics of parent-involvement in schooling within the poverty context. South African Journal of Education, 23(1), 1-15.

Smit, A. G., & Liebenberg, L. (2002). The school as push-factor: Perspectives from the literature. The International Journal of Special Education, 17(2), 36-42.

Smit, A. G., & Liebenberg, L. (2002). The school as push-factor: Perspectives for teachers. The International Journal of Special Education, 17(2), 43-51.

Smit, A. G., & Liebenberg, L. (2001). The training of teachers in using a Life Space Crisis Intervention Strategy (LSCI). Perspectives in Education, 19(3), 121-132.

Smit, A. G., & Liebenberg, L. (2000). The inner city street child: A profile of the dilemma and some guidelines. Social Work: A professional journal for the social worker, 36(1), 25-34.

Smit, A. G., & Liebenberg, L. (2000). Community-based home schools for street children: The Development of a training program. The International Journal of Special Education, 15(1), 96-104.

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