You’re Invited to the Community Resilience Series Workshop: Building on the Strengths of ALL Young PeopleShare
Dr. Ken Ginsburg, author of the book, “Building Resilience in Children and Teens, Fourth Edition,” and who practices adolescent medicine, was overwhelmingly well-received as the keynote speaker at the recent Creating a Resilient Community: From Trauma to Healing Conference earlier this year. The Peace and Justice Institute and Orlando Health have partnered to bring him back to deliver three additional workshops in a Community Resilience Series. The third and final workshop in the free Community Resilience Series will be focused on educators.
Building on the Strengths of ALL Young People
Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Time: 6 – 7:30 p.m.
This workshop will be especially relevant for Valencia faculty and staff, as it introduces the essentials of cultivating strength-based, trauma-sensitive, resilience-building interactions with young people. It will focus on young people who have endured hardships in their lives but will emphasize that when we create supports and systems to meet the needs of youth who have suffered adversities, we create the developmental milieu in which ALL children and adolescents thrive.
The talk will underscore the power of well-boundaried, loving, human connection in healing and developing youth to become their best selves. Additionally, the session will cover the critical role teachers always play in young people’s lives but will emphasize the educator’s role during times of uncertainty. Communication strategies on how to apply these principles in our work with youth will be shared and, specifically, will offer examples of how to give control back to young people from whom it has been taken away.
About Dr. Ken Ginsburg:
Ken Ginsburg, MD, MS Ed, FAAP, practices adolescent medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and is a professor of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He directs Health Services at Covenant House Pennsylvania, where he serves Philadelphia’s youth enduring homelessness, and is also founding director of the Center for Parent and Teen Communication. His AAP multimedia toolkit, “Reaching Teens: Strength-based, Trauma-sensitive, Resilience-building Communication Strategies Rooted in Positive Youth Development,” prepares professionals to be the adults young people deserve in their lives.