Hamilton Connects and REDgen West present:
Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg
Thursday, February 28, 2019
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Hamilton Fine Arts Center
Appropriate for parents with children of all ages
The teen world can be an extremely stressful one, filled with academic, social, interpersonal and familial demands. How do we help our children face these times with courage, a clear mind and a positive attitude to not only bounce back, but also thrive during these difficult times?
As one of the nation’s leading authorities on Child and Adolescent Resilience, Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg, opens his tool kit and offers practical ideas and step-by-step, concrete strategies for building resilience in our children by developing Competence, Confidence, Connection, Character, Contribution, Coping and Control. These preventive strength- building strategies may make young people less likely to turn to the quick easy fixes we fear — drugs, self harm and eating disorders, among others.
Dr. Ginsburg, a nationally renowned pediatrician specializing in adolescent medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, is a leading authority on developing resilience in children and adolescents by creating strategies to build upon their already present strengths. He seeks to bring focus upon the impact of stress on our children and to redefine perceptions of success.
He is the director of health services at Covenant House of Philadelphia, a shelter for homeless and disenfranchised youth. His books include “A Parent’s Guide to Building Resilience in Children and Teens,” “But I’m Almost 13; An Action Plan for Raising a Responsible Adolescent” and “Less Stress, More Success,” co-authored with Marilee Jones.